Many people spend time at home without thoughts of suffering harm. While there may be concerns about break-ins or robberies, there is likely little worry that a car accident will affect a person while inside his or her home. Sadly, this worry may be more warranted than many people think as a vehicle could crash into a home and cause serious or fatal injuries.
It was recently reported that one woman in Ohio lost her life after a vehicle crashed into her home. According to reports, a 20-year-old man was driving a vehicle south when he failed to remain on the road. His pickup truck left the roadway on the left side and collided with a nearby residence. A man and a woman were in the home at the time of the incident.
Both occupants of the home suffered serious injuries in the crash, and unfortunately, the woman did not survive. The man was taken from the scene to an area hospital and was considered to be in critical condition at the time of the report. It was noted that the driver of the pickup truck suffered only minor injuries. The incident is still under investigation, but drugs and alcohol are suspected as having played a part in the crash.
This type of car accident can leave family members in disbelief as they undoubtedly never suspected that a loved one would be killed due to a vehicle crash while in her own home. Still, they must now deal with their sudden loss, and the other victim will undoubtedly have a long road ahead as he works to recover from his serious injuries. Because this incident could lead to financial burdens in many ways, the affected parties may want to consider taking legal action against the driver considered at fault in hopes of seeking compensation for damages permitted under Ohio law.