When a driver does not adhere to posted traffic directions, the likelihood of an accident increases. A recent crash in Ohio took place at an intersection after one driver failed to stop at a stop sign. It was reported that a 22-year-old woman was traveling east when she drove into the intersection without stopping. As a result, her vehicle was struck by a northbound vehicle driven by a 32-year-old woman.
The accident took place just after 8 a.m., and serious injuries resulted. The 22-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead at the accident site. There was also a 6-month-old baby in her vehicle, but luckily, the child was not injured. The driver of the other vehicle was transported from the scene to an area hospital with injuries that were considered life threatening.
It was noted that neither driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. At the time of the report, police did not suspect that impairment from drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident. However, the car accident is still under investigation, and additional information may be available at a later time.
The driver who suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash may face considerable hardships as she works to hopefully recover from the accident. Though the other driver involved in the incident died as a result, the injured party may still be able to file a civil claim for personal injury if she wishes. This claim could be filed against the estate of the driver considered at fault in order to seek compensation, and any separate owner of the vehicle she was operating may be named as an additional defendant in a civil lawsuit for personal injuries. Information on taking such action in Ohio may be helpful.
Source: maysville-online.com, “Brown County accident kills Alabama woman“, Wendy Mitchell, Oct. 12, 2015