Car passengers in Ohio and elsewhere place tremendous trust in the vehicles’ drivers to act safely and get them to their points of destination without incident. Unfortunately, some drivers choose to drive recklessly, which often leads to horrible crashes that severely injure or kill any passengers in their vehicles. Such seems to be the case in a recent crash in Prairie Township that claimed two lives and sent another to the hospital.
Just before 3:00 a.m. the morning of Jan. 24, officers with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and emergency crews were dispatched to a crash near Murnan and Kuhlwein Roads. Upon arrival, authorities found a horrible scene. Apparently, a Toyota Camry had left the roadway and traveled through a ditch and a yard before striking both a tree and utility pole before coming to a rest.
Deputies discovered two people dead in the car, the driver and a passenger. Officers also discovered another victim who also a passenger had been ejected from the car. That person was rushed to a local hospital and was listed to be in stable condition.
Authorities believe the car was traveling at a high rate of speed before the driver lost control and crashed. The injured victim and the surviving family of the deceased passenger have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries and losses by filing personal injury and wrongful death claims against the deceased driver’s estate and anyone else who has an ownership interest in the Camry. To understand their rights and options for obtaining compensation and to help increase their chances of getting favorable outcomes, all parties adversely affected by this tragedy will need to consult an experienced personal injury attorney in Ohio for assistance.