Though car accidents happen every day, no one wants to be on the receiving end of a phone call to learn that their loved ones have suffered fatal injuries in a crash. Unfortunately, this type of scenario plays out far too often, and such sudden deaths can leave families struggling in numerous ways. One family in Ohio may be facing the challenges that often stem from this type of situation after a fatal accident.
Recent reports stated that the incident occurred at an intersection when a 44-year-old woman failed to stop at a stop sign. The woman was driving an SUV, and after running the stop sign, her vehicle collided with a sedan that was traveling south. The woman was apparently the only person in the SUV, and at least two individuals were inside the sedan at the time of the incident.
The crash resulted in both individuals in the sedan suffering fatal injuries. A 76-year-old man died at the accident site, and a 70-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries at an area hospital. The driver of the SUV suffered serious injuries but is presumably expected to survive. Authorities were continuing to investigate at the time of the report. It was not mentioned whether any charges were pending.
The family of the Ohio man and woman killed in this fatal accident will likely have many challenges to face as a result of this incident. They will need to make funeral arrangements for both individuals as well as come to terms with the fact that they both lost their lives in this accident. The emotional and financial difficulties that they may face could take a serious toll on them, and it may be worthwhile for them to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault.