Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
Get Your Consultation Today
513-932-2115

Ohio woman struck and killed by car; impaired driving suspected

Negligent drivers are not only a danger to other drivers. When a driver makes the decision to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she endangers everyone on or near the road - drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

This was the case in a recent accident in Clifton, Ohio. A woman and her 12-year-old daughter were walking down the sidewalk when they were suddenly struck by a vehicle. The car pinned the two victims against a building, causing catastrophic injuries. Both were taken to a hospital. The girl was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The mother died in the hospital.

Authorities say the accident was caused by a 23-year-old driver in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The driver apparently failed to obey a traffic signal, drove through an intersection and then onto the sidewalk, where he struck the mother and daughter.

Two other people were in the car with the driver. None were wearing seat belts; all had to be extricated from the vehicle. They received minor injuries.

Police say that drugs may have played a role in the fatal accident. If this is true, then the driver could be facing serious criminal charges for driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

In incidents like this one, drivers often face civil actions in addition to criminal charges. Unlike criminal cases, civil cases do not result in jail time or probation; instead, they seek to reimburse injured victims for the physical, financial and emotional losses they have suffered. In a fatal car accident case, a personal injury lawsuit generally compensates the victim's family for final expenses, lost wages and loss of companionship, among other damages.

Source: Cincinnati.com, "Woman dies at hospital after being hit by car" Adam Kiefaber, Jan. 18, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  1. Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  2. Super Lawyers
  3. AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb
  4. Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  5. Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  6. Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  7. The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  8. The National Trial Lawyers | Top 40 Under 40

Get Your Consultation Today. Call 513-932-2115.

Rittgers & Rittgers answers its phones 24/7. Call us anytime to secure your consultation with one of our award-winning lawyers. You can rely on us for elite representation from our deliberately small, family-run law firm.

Email Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us Today

Our Office Locations

Lebanon Office
12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Phone: 513-932-2115
Fax: 513-934-2201
Lebanon Law Office

West Chester Office
9100 West Chester Towne Centre Drive, Suite 205
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: 513-932-9949
West Chester Law Office

Cincinnati Office
312 Walnut St., Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-932-7375
Walnut Street Law Office

Blue Ash Office
4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Blue Ash Law Office

Florence Office
7310 Turfway Road, Suite 350
Florence, KY 41042

Kentucky Law Office

Hyde Park Office
Hyde Park Office
3805 Edwards Rd.
Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Hyde Park Law Office