When one vehicle collides with another, serious damage too often results. Vehicles can be totalled and lives can be lost in just moments if a wrong action is taken while traveling the roadway. If an SUV accident takes place at an intersection, authorities will be tasked with determining who may have had the right of way when the accident occurred.
A similar situation recently took place in Ohio when multiple vehicles were involved in a crash. It was reported that an SUV was traveling east when another vehicle exiting from the Interstate collided with the SUV. The collision caused the SUV to overturn and crash into a vehicle that had been in the westbound lane. A fourth vehicle was also involved in the crash.
The driver of the SUV was fatally injured in the accident. He was transported from the scene, and he succumbed to his injuries approximately 45 minutes after the crash took place. Because the incident occurred at an intersection, authorities were working to determine which driver may have had the right of way. It was not noted whether any charges may result from the incident, but additional information may be available after the investigation concludes.
Because this SUV accident resulted in the death of an individual, determining who may have been at fault is especially important. If the driver of the other vehicle is deemed responsible, the family of the deceased victim may wish to pursue legal action against that individual. Filing a wrongful death claim may allow them to seek compensation for their loss and other damages permitted under Ohio law.
Source: dispatch.com, “Police identify man killed in four-vehicle crash Downtown“, Jim Woods, June 29, 2015