In the early morning hours of March 17, 2018, a former Ohio State University student was killed in a two-car accident at approximately 2:15 a.m. The accident occurred in Columbus, Ohio, at the intersection of Summit Street and East 15th Avenue.
The victim was a 23-year-old man originally from Dublin, Ohio. According to school records, the victim was enrolled at Ohio State University in the fall of 2017. The victim was traveling southbound on Summit Street when he collided with another vehicle. The second vehicle, which was driving east from 15th Avenue, had pulled onto Summit Street at the same time the victim reached the intersection. The Columbus Division of Police said that the victim was declared dead at the scene.
The other driver and his passenger only suffered superficial wounds and were able to leave the scene on their own accord after being treated for minor injuries at the scene. A passenger of the victim was also unharmed. Police have yet to publicly announce a cause for the collision, but they maintain the investigation is still ongoing.
When the unthinkable happens, and a loved one is killed in an accident, the surviving family members may be able to file a claim for wrongful death. The cost of the victim’s medical bills, funeral and future lost wages can be daunting. Columbus, Ohio, fatal motor vehicle accident legal representation may be able to help individuals who have lost loved ones pursue a claim for damages against the party responsible for the accident. An attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement with the responsible party or his or her insurance company. In cases where a settlement is not possible, a lawyer may file a lawsuit, draft pre-trial motions and try the case in front of a jury in order to obtain damages through the legal system.
Source: The Lantern, “Former Ohio State student killed in crash near campus,” Summer Cartwright, March 17, 2018