Batavia, OH – Jerry Fields Killed in Head-On Crash on OH-32Ohio & Indiana Legal News
Batavia, OH (September 8, 2020) – A vehicle collision on Sunday, September 6, in Clermont County left one man dead and another critically injured.
According to reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at around 1 a.m. near milepost seven on OH-32, near Batavia Township. Troopers reported that 49-year-old Jerry Fields of Harrison, Ohio was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla westbound on the highway when he was hit by a 2020 Kia Forte.
Mr. Fields sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The driver of the Kia, 22-year-old Joshua T. Berger, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. The factors contributing to the accident are not known at this time.
No further updates on the collision have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the OHSP.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jerry Fields at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Crashes in Ohio
Head-on collisions are likely to result in fatal injuries, even at low speeds. The Federal Highway Administration reports that head-on collisions have a nearly 58% fatality rate. Each year, head-on crashes only account for roughly 2% of reported crashes but are involved in nearly 10% of deadly car accidents. These types of accidents are often attributed to reckless actions on part of another driver, including distracted driving and speeding.
The pain, grief, and emotional trauma associated with the death of a family member can be overwhelming, especially if the accident was caused by a negligent or reckless driver. Families involved in Ohio wrongful death cases often suffer from serious financial losses, both immediately and in the future, that require the help of a qualified wrongful death attorney. Some of these losses include the deceased’s medical care, burial costs, and lost future earnings. Family members who have lost a loved one often do not know what to do in order to recover the compensation they deserve.
An experienced Ohio wrongful death attorney can explain your rights and help you through the process of filing a Cincinnati wrongful death lawsuit to pursue the compensation that you deserve after the loss of a loved one. The legal team at Ohio-Indianamalpractice is here to fight for your legal rights and make sure you get justice for your lost loved one while ensuring that the responsible party is held accountable. If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, contact us today at (513)769-0840 to discuss your case with an attorney who cares.
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