Columbus, OH – Man Killed in Head-On Crash at Westerville Rd & Agler RdOhio & Indiana Legal News
Columbus, OH (August 20, 2020) – A deadly crash in the Linden area of Columbus left one man dead on Wednesday evening, August 19, near the intersection of Westerville Road and Agler Road.
Initial reports from the Columbus Police Department revealed that the accident took place at around 9:36 p.m. A 40-year-old man was traveling southbound on Westerville Road in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer at the time of the crash. The vehicle entered the northbound lanes of the roadway and collided head-on with a 2007 Toyota Camry.
The Chevrolet proceeded to veer back into the southbound lanes of the highway and struck another vehicle. The driver of the Toyota was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital and later pronounced dead. The driver of the Chevrolet also sustained injuries and was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital for treatment.
The driver of the third vehicle was treated at the scene by responding paramedics. The identity of the deceased victim has not been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Head-On Crashes in Ohio
When two vehicles are traveling directly toward the other at the time of a crash, it is known as a head-on collision. These types of accidents can be fatal even at low speeds. Head-on crashes are fairly rare, only accounting for roughly 2% of reported car accidents each year. However, head-on crashes are involved in nearly 10% of deadly vehicle collisions across the country. Data from the Federal Highway Administration reveals that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate. These accidents are often attributed to inattentive and reckless drivers who veer into oncoming traffic.
The preventable death of a loved one can be a shattering and entirely traumatic experience for surviving family members, and no amount of compensation can ever make up for the death of a loved one. Ohio wrongful death suits can be raised from careless acts, including a car crash, resulting in the death of a family member, in order to recover lost compensation for a representative of the deceased. Surviving family members should consult with an Ohio wrongful death lawyer who can help guide them through the process and construct a strong legal claim after the loss of a family member of a deadly accident.
If you are filing an Ohio wrongful death claim in Cincinnati, hiring an attorney from the Green Law Firm can significantly benefit your case and put you on track to recover deserved legal compensation. We know how to litigate wrongful death lawsuits in Ohio and can adapt our strategies to the unique circumstances of your case, and our experienced personal injury lawyers will fight for the legal rights of families who have lost a loved one. Contact our offices today at (513)769-0840 if you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another.
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