Dayton Police Department investigators are still trying to sort out the sequence of events that led up to a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on July 6. The car accident occurred around 5 p.m. and injured four individuals, including two pregnant women. All were taken by ambulance to Miami Valley Hospital.
Reports indicate that a driver in a silver car failed to stop at a red light on West Grand Avenue where it intersects with Forest Avenue and barreled into a truck. The impact caused the truck to run into a black car occupied by a family on their way to pick up some lighter fluid from a relative for a family barbecue. That family was able to escape injury in the crash. One occupant in the black car said that upon impact, the driver of the truck was partially ejected but that his seat belt pulled him back inside. He had to be extricated by emergency responders. Another passenger in the black car assisted a woman in the silver car with getting out of the vehicle and remained with her until help arrived.
Witnesses reported a fourth vehicle left the accident scene. According to law enforcement, that vehicle may have been chasing the silver car in an episode of road rage; the regional dispatch center received calls alleging two drivers were involved in some type of road rage event. A lieutenant with the department declined to release information on the fourth vehicle, saying that its involvement at this point was speculative.
Once fault is determined, the injured parties may seek compensation for their damages through civil lawsuits. A lawyer could help the plaintiffs file a petition seeking compensation for medical costs associated with treating the injuries suffered in the crash.
Source: WDTN.com, "Four rushed to hospital after 'road rage' crash", Kelley King, July 06, 2014