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Ohio head-on collision leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Local news sources report that a head-on collision accident in Montville Township around 10:22 p.m. on Aug. 3 has taken the life of a 16-year-old Bath teenager, left two others with injuries serious enough to be considered of a life-threatening nature and one driver with other serious injuries. All three injured parties were transported by medical helicopters to nearby hospitals for emergency medical treatment.

According to the Montville Police Department, the accident occurred on the River Styx Road when a 26-year-old Rittman man driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound allegedly crossed the center line and struck a northbound Plymouth Acclaim head-on that was being driven by a 16-year-old Bath girl. Her passengers, a 16-year-old from Montville and a 15-year-old from Cuyahoga Falls, were those listed with life-threatening injuries.

When a family experiences the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, they may wish to have a personal injury attorney file a wrongful death claim against the driver found at-fault for the accident. Damages sought for this type of claim may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and repair or replacement of the deceased victim's vehicle.

It is a priority to establish the identity of the at-fault driver in any accident that results in the death or serious injuries of those involved in the accident. A driver may be found liable for the accident if it can be proved that he or she engaged in negligent driving behavior when the accident occurred. For example, the driver may have been driving at speeds too great for road conditions or could have been distracted by attempting to talk on the phone.

Source: Akron.com, "Bath teen killed in car accident", Maria Lindsay, August 07, 2014

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