Columbus Auto Accidents
3 Dead in Traffic Crashes
It was a deadly night on the central Ohio roadways as multiple unfortunate traffic accidents took the lives of three different individuals in the span of less than an hour.
According to the report by WBNS 10-TV, one crash that occurred at approximately 10pm in the eastbound lanes of I-670, leaving two individuals dead.
At about 9:42 p.m., Sgt. Brooke Wilson of the Accident Investigation Unit says an unidentified woman was hit by a tractor-trailer when she darted from the shoulder into the far-right lane of travel on southbound I-71 south of Gemini Place. This woman was pronounced dead by first responder authorities on the scene. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Hit and Run Accidents in Ohio
Reports state that hit and run accidents the United States have increased an average of 7.2% each year since 2009, and that 65% of the fatalities involve pedestrians. “It is every driver’s legal and moral responsibility to take necessary precautions to avoid hitting a pedestrian, bicyclist or other vehicle. While no one likes being involved in a crash, leaving the scene will significantly increase the penalties for drivers whether they caused the crash or not,” said Jennifer Ryan, director of state relations for AAA.
In Ohio, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to provide appropriate information can be punished by up to a six-month license suspension. The state considers hit-and-run crashes that result in property damage a first-degree misdemeanor and fatal hit-and-run crashes a third-degree felony.
Columbus Car Accident Attorneys
After you have been the victim of a hit and run automobile accident, it is within your legal rights to receive compensation for the damages you have sustained in order to help regain control of your life. Tompkins, Selph & Associates is a personal Injury Law Firm based in Columbus Ohio that is dedicated to helping our clients receive the financial compensation they deserve. Our personable legal team will work with you one on one to help you get the biggest results possible.
Call a Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney at (614)-453-0971 if you have suffered injuries due to another driver’s negligence on the roadways.
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