Law enforcement authorities with the Ohio State Patrol reported that a 64-year-old Springfield man was killed in an accident on March 26. The accident reportedly occurred on U.S. 68 around 11:30 a.m. near Springfield-Xenia Road.
According to reports, the 64-year-old man was driving his 2007 Toyota Yaris north on the highway. When he neared its intersection with Springfield-Xenia Road, a 22-year-old Miamisburg woman driving a 2007 GMC Acadia south on the highway attempted to turn left onto the road in front of the man's car. Unable to avoid her, the man collided with the GMC vehicle.
Emergency medical personnel transported the 22-year-old woman and her passenger, a 32-year-old Dayton man, to the Springfield Regional Hospital for treatment. Both were subsequently treated and released. The 64-year-old Springfield man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. According to available reports, law enforcement officers have stated that their investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing. They have not indicated whether alcohol or drugs were involved, and there were no reports of any charges filed against the parties involved in the accident.
All drivers owe a duty of care to others with whom they are sharing the road. If a driver violates that duty and another person is killed as a result, the driver may be held to be liable for the damages caused by the car accident. The law allows the family of people who are killed as a result of the negligence of others to file civil lawsuits against the at-fault drivers. Through these wrongful death lawsuits, families may be able to seek and obtain compensation for the losses they have sustained. Families of those who are killed may want to speak with a personal injury attorney about their loved ones' cases, as an attorney may be able to help throughout such civil proceedings.
Source: WHIO, "Troopers ID fatal crash victim in Clark County," March 26, 2015