Ohio State University announced that it will pay $500,000 and provide undergraduate tuition to a former student who lost his leg as the result of being victim to a truck accident in September 2012. The 18-year-old student was riding his bicycle along Woodruff Avenue when he was struck by a 71-year-old dump truck driver, causing the student to lose his right leg and suffer serious injuries to his spine and pelvis. The student and his family named the university, the driver and other university contractors liable for the accident in a lawsuit that alleged the parties were negligible regarding student safety.
An accident involving one vehicle reportedly injured two people in Greene County on Sept. 9. Police think alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Medics and law enforcement responded to the site around 11 p.m. after receiving word of a rollover accident. Authorities conducted a preliminary investigation and believe that the vehicle went off the right side and then the left side of the roadway before rolling.
A 61-year-old Findlay woman found herself seriously injured after a semi-truck crashed into her property on June 26. The 66-year-old driver of the truck ran off the road and crashed into a fence and a utility pole, eventually colliding with a garage.
One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on June 20 about 60 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio near Canton. The incident happened close to the Fohl Street SW exit of Interstate 77 at approximately 5:25 a.m. According to investigators, a 20-year-old motorist lost control of a 2003 Dodge Caravan while traveling in the northbound lanes, crossed the median and struck a 2004 Dodge pickup truck head-on. The 28-year-old pickup driver was transported to Aultman Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving.
Wrongful death lawsuits are often associated with simple mistakes that lead to fatal consequences. However, sometimes the victim’s death is anything but an accident. Take, for instance, a recent tragic Ohio case in which the families of three students shot to death in a high school cafeteria settled their claims against the family of the young man who killed their children.
Anyone who has had to cope with the death of a loved one in a car accident understands the sense of helplessness and grief that follows the tragedy. But when the death is one of a pattern caused by defects known to the manufacturer, the term accident can seem to some as being used loosely.
Three major vehicular crashes that occurred on a single day earlier this month, in locations approximately one hour west of Cleveland on the Ohio turnpike, were primarily caused by speed, snow, and big trucks, according to a report by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The gruesome murder of a 9-year-old child in 2009 left the nation horrified. It was even more shocking when her 15-year-old neighbor admitted to stabbing and strangling the girl before slitting her throat.