Green, OH – David Vaughn Killed in Motorcycle Crash on OH-32Ohio & Indiana Legal News
Green, OH (July 17, 2020) – A deadly motorcycle accident took the life of one man on Thursday, July 15. The accident occurred in Green Township in Brown County. Reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) indicated that the accident occurred on OH-32 (Appalachian Highway). The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at around 1 p.m.
According to reports from OSHP, a 54-year-old man from Ripley, Ohio was killed in the collision. The deceased victim was later identified as David Vaughn. Local sources revealed that Vaughn was traveling eastbound on OH-32 on a 1991 Harley Davidson motorcycle at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, the motorcycle drove off the left side of the highway and proceeded to strike a highway median and then crash into a fence. Initial reports revealed that the bike continued to travel down the embankment before overturning.
There was a 29-year-old woman riding as a passenger on the motorcycle at the time of the accident. She was ejected from the bike during the crash. She was transported to Mount Orab Mercy Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. It is believed that her injuries were non-life-threatening.
Neither Vaughen nor his passenger was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by OSHP. More details will be released as the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of David Vaughn at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Brown County
OHSP reports statistics regarding the various motor vehicle collisions across the state each year, including motorcycle accidents. According to these findings, there were 3,826 reported motorcycle accidents in 2017 alone. Of these collisions, it was reported that 3,162 resulted in injuries, while another 157 resulted in fatal injuries. There were 200 motorcycle fatalities reported in Ohio in 2016, signifying a slight decrease in deadly motorcycle accidents overall. However, motorcyclists are still 27 times more likely to be killed in a crash.
The preventable death of a loved one can be a shattering and entirely traumatic experience for surviving family members. 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.
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. Contact our offices today at (513)769-0840 if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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