The amount of life-changing damage that can occur in just a moment is almost unbelievable. All it takes is a split second of negligence or recklessness for a car accident to occur that can cause serious or fatal injuries. Unfortunately, this type of scenario is all too common, and the outcomes can leave injured parties and families of deceased victims struggling for some time.

Struggles may soon plague multiple people after a recent car crash in Ohio. According to reports, a 20-year-old man was driving a car when the vehicle was hit in the side by a minivan. Apparently, the driver of the minivan crossed lanes of traffic and hit the passenger side of the car. Authorities do not believe that speed played a role in the incident, but additional details on the contributing factors were not provided.

The initial collision caused the car to leave the roadway and come to a stop in a field where it caught fire. The driver of the car was transported from the scene to an area hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately, his 22-year-old passenger succumbed to the critical injuries he suffered and died at the hospital. The individuals in the minivan were also injured, but none of those injuries were considered life-threatening.

When a family experiences an unexpected loss or a person suffers serious injuries, the repercussions can be significant and long lasting. It is not unusual for financial difficulties to arise after a car accident due to medical bills, funeral expenses, and other sudden and substantial costs. It may be worthwhile for the parties affected by this Ohio crash to consider seeking compensation for these financial hardships by filing wrongful death or personal injury claims against the driver considered at fault.