On May 30, two Ohio teenagers, aged 15 and 19, died after the vehicle that they were riding in left the roadway and crashed. Authorities with the Ohio State Highway Patrol stated that the crash occurred on State Street near Fromes Avenue in Lake Township.
Authorities stated that a 2006 Infiniti G35 was traveling east at approximately 2 a.m. when the car veered off the side of the road. The car rolled after going through a ditch and striking two trees. All of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Police determined that this was likely because none of them was wearing a seat belt.
In addition to the two deceased individuals, a third individual was also in the vehicle. He was identified as a 19-year-old North Canton resident. He was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries that were determined to be serious. When news of the incident was released, it was not known who was driving the vehicle. Authorities stated that speed was a factor while it was not known if the consumption of alcohol was involved.
A car accident can have a number of causes, including excessive speed, drunk driving, a driver who became distracted or one who was sleep-deprived. Injured victima may be required to undergo lengthy and costly medical care and treatment, and they may further suffer adverse financial consequences if unable to work for a prolonged period. In a case where the accident was deemed to have been caused by the negligence of another driver, a personal injury attorney might assist a victim in preparing and filing a civil lawsuit seeking appropriate damages.
Source: Cleveland.com, "Two teens die in Lake Township crash", Adam Ferrise, May 30, 2015