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Head-on collision injures 3 adults, 4 children

A head-on collision in Ohio left seven people injured on Nov. 16. The crash happened on State Route 344 near Leetonia at 3:45 p.m. After investigating the accident, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said that a 2011 Chevy Traverse crossed the center line of the road and collided head-on with a 2012 Kia Sportage. The investigation had not yet been concluded when the accident was reported.

Following the auto collision, one injured person was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center while six others were transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A 33-year-old woman who was reported to be the driver of the Traverse was among the people taken to the hospital. The State Highway Patrol said that there are likely to be citations issued as a result of the accident.

The other people injured in the crash were a 31-year-old woman, a 34-year-old man and the couple's four children. After being transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center, the children were moved to Akron Children's Hospital by helicopter.

A person who has been hurt in an auto accident like this one might be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. A lawyer may help car accident victims build a claim by gathering police reports, evidence of criminal charges that were filed and eyewitness testimony. Car accident victims who file a personal injury claim typically pursue a monetary award for damages such as medical expenses, lost income and property damage.

Source: WKBN, "Seven injured in Fairfield Twp. crash," Matt Horn, Nov. 17, 2015

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