In many cases, lanes on the roadways are only separated by painted lines. As a result, drivers could easily veer from one lane to another with nothing to stop a potential collision. A head-on car accident often results from a vehicle moving into the opposite lanes of travel, and it is not unusual for serious or fatal injuries to occur.
It was recently reported that a crash in Ohio took place under similar conditions. The driver of a van was headed east at approximately 2:30 p.m. when that individual failed to remain in the correct lane. As a result, the van moved into the westbound lanes and collided with a car traveling that direction. The impact caused the van to catch on fire and the car to leave the roadway.
Unfortunately, both drivers involved in the crash suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the car was reported as being a woman, but her age was not disclosed. At the time of the report, the driver of the van had not yet been identified. Authorities are likely continuing to investigate as the specific cause of the crash was not clear.
As the authorities work to determine the details of the Ohio car accident, the families of the drivers will surely be facing much grief. Though the driver of the van was also killed in the crash, the loved ones of the car driver may still have options for seeking compensation if that is a route they wish to follow. Information on filing a wrongful death claim against the estate of the driver considered at fault could help the family determine how they may wish to move forward.
Source: fox8.com, “Van crosses center lane, causing fatal head-on crash in Ravenna“, Kaily Cunningham, Dec. 25, 2015