A 31-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were killed after the 36-year-old driver of the vehicle that they were in ran off the road while trying to escape wildlife officers in Clermont County, which is east of Cincinnati, on July 6. The chase started when an officer spotted a group of people apparently drinking alcohol at Stonelick State Park.
In addition to the two passengers who were killed in the accident, another passenger in the car was reportedly hurt. However, there was no information as to what type of injuries were suffered, whether the person was treated for those injuries or that person's condition. The man who was driving the car was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. It is not known where the man was held after being taken into custody, if he was allowed to post bond or when his next scheduled court date was.
In a car accident cases where people are killed due to the negligence of a person driving a car, the driver of that car could face civil penalties in addition to any criminal charges. It may be possible for that driver to be required to pay for medical bills for those who are injured in a crash or the final expenses of those who are killed in a crash that results from negligent driving.
Those who are looking to pursue legal action in the hopes of winning compensation for medical bills, long-term care costs or any other compensation allowed by law may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney. An attorney can negotiate a settlement in the case that may make it possible to avoid a potentially lengthy trial and help those in the case move on with their lives.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise, "Driver charged in fatal crash after Ohio car chase", July 10, 2014