Determining the circumstances under which a fatal accident took place can prove vital to an investigation. It was recently reported that police are continuing to investigate a single-car crash that took place in Ohio. There were reportedly three individuals inside the vehicle at the time. They were listed as being a 33-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman and another man whose age was not given.
The accident occurred around midnight, and it was reported that the car unsuccessfully traveled through a curve in the road. As a result, the vehicle left the road and hit a tree and pole before catching on fire. Two individuals in a nearby home heard the accident and attempted to help the vehicle’s occupants.
One of the men, who was the driver, and the woman suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The second man was taken from the scene in serious condition, but he was considered stable at the time of the report. Authorities believe that alcohol and speed contributed to the crash, and they hope to speak with the surviving passenger in an attempt to learning more about the incident.
A crash in which lives are lost and other individuals are seriously injured is always a harrowing event for those involved and their surviving loved ones. After the outcome of this Ohio accident is determined, civil claims could potentially be filed. The driver of the vehicle died as a result of the incident, but wrongful death and personal injury claims could still be filed against that person’s estate. Further information on pursuing such legal action in hopes of gaining compensation may interest negatively affected individuals.
Source: wlwt.com, “2 killed, 1 injured in Springfield Twp. crash“, John London, Jan. 4, 2016