A 34-year-old Ohio woman was killed when a dump truck and two passenger vehicles collided in Wayne Township on Feb. 13. The Butler County Sheriff's Office reported the crash happened around 2:30 p.m.
According to authorities, a dump truck driving west on State Route 73 struck a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at the intersection of Jacksonburg Road. The impact caused the dump truck to veer into eastbound SR 73 traffic and strike a second vehicle.
The driver of the Chevrolet, a Dayton woman, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The Butler County Coroner said she died of internal injuries suffered in the accident. A passenger in her pickup suffered undisclosed injuries and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by helicopter. The driver of the dump truck and the driver of the second vehicle were taken by ambulance to Atrium Hospital with unknown injuries. The crash is being investigated by the S.T.A.R.T. Unit of the Butler County Sheriff's Office.
If authorities determine a car accident was caused by the actions of a negligent driver, like a reckless driver or one who was distracted, those who were injured may choose to sue that driver in court. By using accident investigation reports and other evidence, a victim may be able to prove an at-fault driver is civilly liable for their injuries. Likewise, the family of someone who was killed in a car crash could attempt to prove an at-fault driver is legally responsible for the death of their loved one. Successful claims could result in a financial settlement that provides compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and funeral costs. Car accident victims may wish to consult with an attorney to better understand their legal options.
Source: WCPO, "Wayne Township vehicle accident leaves one dead", Feb. 13, 2015