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A single-car accident could have devastating results for the individuals involved and their loved ones. In many cases, such a car accident can cause occupants of the vehicle to suffer severe or even fatal injuries. Consequentially, family members may be left to deal with the sudden loss of loved ones, and if the victims are of a young age, the situation can be even more difficult to fully comprehend. 

A recent accident in Ohio resulted in the deaths of two individuals. It was reported that a vehicle with three occupants failed to remain on the right side of the road and traveled off the left side. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a ditch, hit two trees and rolled before coming to a stop. All three occupants were thrown from the vehicle.

One of the individuals was 15 years old, and the other two occupants were 19 years old. It was reported that the 15-year-old and one of the other individuals suffered fatal injuries. The other 19-year-old was transported from the scene with serious injuries. At the time of the report, authorities were uncertain who may have been driving the vehicle. They do suspect that speed was likely a factor in the event. 

Once it is determined who may have been driving the vehicle when the car accident took place, it is possible that legal action may result. If the driver died as a result of the accident, the families of the other fatal victim and the seriously injured party may wish to pursue legal action against that individual’s estate. If the driver was the surviving individual, steps may be taken to file claims against that individual and any registered owners of the motor vehicle. Information on wrongful death and personal injury claims may help interested parties pursue compensation for damages allowable under Ohio law.

Source: cleveland.com, “Two teens die in Lake Township crash“, Adam Ferrise, May 30, 2015