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Fatal car accidents: Pedestrian dies in pickup, big rig collision

Ohio Highway Patrol reported that it is investigating a recent crash that happened in Morrow County. This was one of those car accidents that claimed the life of a person that happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Along with OHP, the county sheriff's office, EMS, fire department, coroner and the county prosecutor responded to the scene of the wreck.

The preliminary accident report indicates that a pickup truck driver on Ohio 19 headed southeast when he allegedly disregarded a stop sign at an intersection. The pickup truck smashed into the side of a big rig that crossed the intersection on U.S. 42. The impact caused the tractor-trailer to leave the roadway and careen toward the intersection's northeast corner. A 61-year-old female pedestrian was heading toward her parked car at the time, and the massive vehicle struck her down.

The woman did not survive the impact, and the coroner pronounced her dead at the accident scene. The 43-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer suffered unknown injuries that sent him to a hospital from where he was later transferred to another facility. Authorities say the 70-year-old pickup truck driver was not restrained, and he was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of injuries of which the severity is unknown.

Families in Ohio who lost loved ones in car accidents that resulted from the negligence of others can pursue financial relief for the unanticipated costs of end-of-life arrangements, lost income and more. Surviving family members retain the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court. If negligence is established to the requirements of the court, documented claims will be adjudicated. Along with financial losses, any emotional damages brought about by an accident can be included in the claim.

Source: marionstar.com, "Pedestrian dies after car crash", July 13, 2017

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