In Ohio and elsewhere, some people choose to drive recklessly, which can put themselves and others in grave danger. Too often, drivers who speed or otherwise act negligently behind the wheel cause accidents that severely injure or kill innocent motorists. Such seems to be the case in a recent accident in Columbus that left a victim dead. The two drivers deemed responsible for the crash then fled the scene.
Detail regarding accident
Around 9:30 p.m. on March 14, a Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger were traveling east along Broad Street. Reportedly, the vehicles were speeding and may have been racing, although that was not specified in the report. Regardless, the Charger then collided with a Kia Sportage. The crash caused both vehicles to wind up in a ditch on the side of the road.
At the same time, the driver of the Challenger lost control, and a driver of a Lincoln Town Car was forced off the road while trying to avoid a collision. The Town Car went airborne, struck a parked vehicle and ended up in the yard of an establishment in the 6600 block of Broad Street. The Challenger reportedly collided with a utility pole.
Aftermath and legal recourse for victims
Ultimately, the crash claimed the life of the driver of the Town Car, and drivers of the Kia as well as the parked pickup that was hit were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. The Challenger driver reportedly fled the scene on foot, and the driver of the Charger purportedly took two children from the wrecked car and fled as well. Authorities are still searching for the suspects. When officials locate them, those adversely affected by the terrible tragedy may pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims against the drivers in an attempt at recovering damages. Those affected will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Ohio to increase their chances of obtaining a successful outcome.