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3-car crash kills 1, injures 4

Often, when people think about rear-end crashes, they think about "fender benders." These minor, low-speed collisions are viewed more as a source of anger and annoyance rather than a true tragedy. But as a recent case from Ohio shows, even a low speed collision at the wrong time can result in serious injuries and even death.

The incident occurred at an intersection in Bellevue. Late on a Tuesday night, an SUV driven by a 36-year-old woman was stopped at an intersection U.S. 20 west. Then, a 24-year-old driver approached from behind the SUV and failed to stop. The resulting rear-end collision set fire to both vehicles and pushed them into the intersection.

There, they struck a third vehicle, which had been stopped in the eastbound turn lane. The third vehicle was driven by a 54-year-old man; his injuries are unknown. The 24-year-old driver and his three passengers were seriously injured by the collision and the fire. They were transported to the hospital. The driver of the SUV was killed.

There is no word on whether the 24-year-old driver will face charges for his involvement in the fatal accident. If he was found to be negligent in his operation of his vehicle, he could be found liable for the injuries of his passengers and the death of the other motorist. There are still a great number of unknowns in this situation, however. The Ohio State Patrol says they are still investigating.

In situations such as this one, motorists and their families are often left with serious medical bills, funeral expenses, physical therapy costs and lost wages. If liability can be established, drivers who have been injured in a car accident can be compensated for the losses they have sustained.


Source: 
WKYC-TV, "Bellevue: One dead, four injured in three-car crash" No author given, Sep. 18, 2013

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