photodune-712490-accident-concept-xsCleveland, OH-There are many mistakes motorists that can have deadly consequences. That fact is demonstrated by a recent accident in Ohio that left a 71-year-old woman dead.
According to WCPO, the accident occurred Monday, March 21 in Westchester Township around 9 a.m. Police told the TV station that a man driving a black SUV was traveling eastbound on Tylersville Road when he ran a red light at Kingsgate Way and slammed into a white vehicle.
One witness told the Journal-News that she heard the black SUV accelerate before going through the light and then saw the driver strike the white car. The witness said she wasn’t sure if the SUV driver tried to stop before going through the light.
Upon impact, the black SUV rolled over and ejected the front passenger, a 71-year-old woman. The woman was rushed to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The SUV driver and the driver of one of the other vehicles were also taken to the hospital, but the Journal-News reports that their injuries were minor and non-life threating.
Police said they have not yet determined the cause of the accident and still conducting their investigation.
Most motorists have run a red light or stop sign at one point in time and probably managed to coast through without causing an accident. But, sadly, that isn’t always the case. As this accident shows the worst can happen when a motorist runs a red light. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a study of busy traffic intersections in Fairfax, Virginia found that motorists ran the red light an average of once every 20 minutes. What’s more, the IIHS also reports that in 2013, accidents caused by a driver who ran a red light killed 697 people and injured an estimated 127,000 people.
Most accidents are minor, causing little harm to person and property, and can be easily resolved by an insurance company. But USAttorneys urges victims of an earth-shattering accident to speak with an accident lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio before speaking to an insurance company or accepting any settlement.
Whether a mistake was willful or involuntary, an at-fault driver should be held accountable for their actions. When you retain an accident attorney in Ohio, you’ll have a greater chance of obtaining a personal injury or wrongful death settlement that fully covers your financial and emotional damages.
The accident lawyers at USAttorneys understand the toll an accident takes on the victim. Not only do accident victims have to deal with the pain of their injuries but they also worry about the financial aspects of their accident. When you retain one of our experienced and devoted lawyers, you can be confident that you’ll get the generous settlement you deserve. Let us connect you with a lawyer today and learn how what steps you need to take next. Get in touch with legal counsel today, we are sure you won’t regret getting professional advice before making a decision about your case.

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