When people get into a vehicle with others, they are often thinking about the fun they will have and not the possibility of their lives changing forever. Unfortunately, a car accident could quickly turn a fun outing into a tragic event that claims lives and leaves others seriously injured. Even if only one vehicle is involved, the incident may cause irreparable damage.
A recent crash that took place in Ohio is currently under investigation. According to reports, only one vehicle was involved in the incident, and it occurred after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver was then apparently unable to keep the vehicle on the roadway, and it collided with a guardrail and trees before overturning. There were at least four people in the vehicle, and all were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The incident resulted in a 25-year-old man suffering fatal injuries. Two teenage girls were reported as having suffered serious injuries, with one being in critical condition. The driver suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. At the time of the report, authorities were looking into the possibility of drugs or alcohol contributing to the crash.
This incident will undoubtedly affect the lives of those injured and those close to the deceased victim for some time. Funeral expenses, medical bills and other financial hardships as well as emotional turmoil may stem from this Ohio car accident. Those affected may have reason to seek compensation for those difficulties, and filing personal injury and wrongful death claims could be in their interests. Gaining information about their legal options may be worthwhile.