Drivers have many responsibilities when on the road. They need to know what is going on in front of them, beside them and behind them as much as possible. Of course, even when scanning for hazards, it is not always easy to see every risk that is coming. Unfortunately, another driver could suddenly cause a car accident that other drivers could not have avoided.
It was recently reported that an accident in Ohio happened unexpectedly on Interstate 480. According to reports, the incident involved two vehicles, a compact car and an SUV. The car was traveling eastbound on I-480 when the SUV hit the back of the car. It was unclear what may have caused the SUV to strike the car. Nonetheless, the collision caused the car to travel off the right side of the road and come to a stop in the median after striking a guardrail, and the SUV traveled off the left side of the road where it hit a guardrail and a concrete wall.
The report noted the following outcomes:
- The driver of the car suffered minor injuries.
- The driver of the SUV as well as one passenger, who was listed as a juvenile, suffered fatal injuries in the incident.
- Four other passengers in the SUV, two juveniles and two adults, were transported from the scene to an area hospital due to injuries.
When a car accident occurs, it is easy for everyone involved to feel shaken. However, when serious and fatal injuries result, the situation becomes much more harrowing. In many cases, these outcomes can cause significant hardships on surviving family members and those who suffered injuries. It is not unusual for civil legal claims to result as those affected pursue compensation for the damages they suffered. The individuals involved in this Ohio crash may wish to determine whether taking such action could suit their circumstances.