Erie County, OH – Woman Fatally Struck by Semi-Truck on Ohio Turnpike
Erie County, OH (November 28, 2020) – A pedestrian accident on Thursday evening claimed a young woman’s life in Erie County. At approximately 6:30 p.m., on November 26, the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on the Ohio Turnpike.
Reports from authorities show that a 23-year-old woman was driving west on the turnpike in a 2016 Honda when she struck the concrete barrier. The impact of the crash sent her vehicle off the side of the road and into a ditch. As the woman exited her vehicle, she was struck by a Freightliner semi tractor-trailer, which was driven by a 50-year-old male. The woman was killed instantly in the crash. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
Ohio, like most other states, remains proactive in protecting pedestrians and bicyclists traveling along our roads. Although laws are constantly enacted to guide travelers throughout the state, we continue to see innocent people victimized by careless and reckless drivers. Thousands of pedestrians are injured in collisions throughout our state each year. Although we would like to think that most victims make it out of their accidents uninjured, this is not always the case.
Every year, numerous people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents throughout Ohio. Many accidents are preventable, yet we continue to see the overwhelming consequences of distracted and reckless drivers. When victims lose their lives in pedestrian accidents, families are often left to grieve their unexpected loss. When pedestrians are killed in accidents caused by negligent drivers, their families should reach out to Ohio wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with an effective, aggressive, and reputable legal team will help to ensure your family is in the best position to recover after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a negligent driver. Burg Simpson’s Ohio pedestrian accident attorney has extensive experience protecting the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our Ohio law firm is committed to helping those harmed rebuild their lives after having their loved ones taken away due to an accident. Our attorney has extensive resources, a nationwide reputation, and a proven track record of success helping victims and their families. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Ohio at 800-713-9340 or 513-852-5600 to explore legal options available for you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team at your earliest convenience to see how our team at Burg Simpson can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve after the unexpected loss of a loved one.
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