A serious accident recently occurred in downtown Columbus. A collision between a pickup truck and a school bus killed one pedestrian and left another in critical condition. A preliminary investigation led the authorities in Columbus to suspect that a pickup truck had initiated the accident when the driver ran a red light, but it is not clear whether the driver will face criminal charges.
Just after 10 a.m., the 61-year-old pickup truck driver allegedly ran the stoplight at an intersection. Witnesses claim that the pickup had a flat, and it was traveling around 40 or 50 mph. As it continued through the intersection, the pickup collided with a school bus containing four occupants. The impact was so strong that it forced the bus onto its side, over the curb and onto the sidewalk.
A 21-year-old Ohio State University student was struck and killed, and a second 58-year-old pedestrian had to be transported to an area hospital for treatment of critical injuries. The driver of the pickup as well as his passenger also had to be hospitalized. The bus driver and the three students who were riding in the bus are in stable condition.
The family of the young woman who lost her life will likely need time to mourn the loss of their loved one after this fatal vehicle collision in Columbus. However, they may also elect to take legal action against the driver of the pickup truck by claiming that his negligent driving led to her loss of life. Additionally, the second pedestrian who was critically injured may also take legal action against the driver if he so chooses.
Source: 10tv.com, “OSU Student Identified As Victim In Fatal School Bus, Pick-Up Truck Crash“, Dec. 12, 2014