A sophomore at an Ohio high school lost her life in a recent crash near Rosewell. Fatal car accidents are always tragic, and when teenagers are killed, the trauma also affects their peers. A candlelight vigil was planned to help fellow students deal with their grief after this tragedy.
According to a preliminary crash report, the accident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on a recent Friday at an intersection on Ohio 235. The 15-year-old girl was riding as a passenger of a 17-year-old driver, who was a fellow student, when another sedan rear-ended their vehicle. That car was occupied by a 27-year-old driver and a 32-year-old passenger.
The teenage girl died at the accident scene, and the other student was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The occupants of the other vehicle were both airlifted to a medical facility. The driver's condition was not reported, but the passenger was said to be in a critical condition.
Car accidents that follow the negligence of one party often lead to civil lawsuits. If lives are lost in such accidents, the surviving family members of the deceased victims may file wrongful death lawsuits to recover financial and emotional damages sustained. Similarly, injured passengers may also want to pursue relief for medical expenses and other losses by filing personal injury claims in an Ohio civil court. These options to recover damages also apply for injured or deceased passengers of the negligent driver. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist the plaintiffs in the navigation of these lawsuits.
Source: whio.com, "Urbana teen killed in Champaign Co. crash on Ohio 235", Nov. 4, 2017