Authorities in Ohio report that a two people were killed in a hit-and-run accident in the early morning hours of Nov. 27. A third individual suffered serious injuries in the wreck, which occurred in Youngstown on Lansdowne Boulevard.
According to witnesses, the vehicle, which contained three people, was involved in an accident with a semi-truck. However, when police arrived at the scene, there was only one vehicle there. Sources indicate that the car burst into flames after the wreck.
The coroner’s offices said that none of the occupants in the car were wearing seat belts at the time. The 51-year-old passenger in the front seat and the 52-year-old passenger sitting in the back seat were killed. The 50-year-old driver was taken to a medical facility in Cleveland. His current condition was not mentioned in reports. An autopsy of the two victims was scheduled to be performed by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. Youngstown police are still searching for the semi-truck driver.
It might sometimes be difficult to ascertain liability after a wreck, particularly if a driver flees the scene. However, authorities could analyze evidence left at the crash site as well as interview witnesses to determine whom the driver that left was. Once that individual is found and liability is established, an injured party might choose to seek the representation of an attorney to file a civil claim. In the event the victim dies in an accident, his or her family could seek redress on their behalf. A personal injury attorney could assist in preparing the documents necessary to file the claim.
Source: WYTV, “Fatal hit-and-run victims identified”, November 28, 2014