One person died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Interstate 70 east at Interstate 670 on the west side in downtown Columbus. The crash occurred during the early hours of Wednesday, December 29th. Wrong-way driving appears to have caused the collision.
The accident happened at about 4:17 a.m. between Broad Street and Interstate 670 on Interstate 70 East. The police said one of the drivers involved in the collision died after medics conveyed him to Grant Hospital. Another person sustained injuries in the accident on Interstate 70 east, and medics transported them to the hospital in stable condition.
The crash led to the closure of the affected roadway. The Ohio Department of Transportation said the road reopened at about 10 a.m. There is no additional information.
Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States. Car collisions happen when road users least expect them. Those who survive sustain different types and degrees of injuries. The wound may be minor, severe, or catastrophic.
Common injuries sustained in car accidents are broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, cuts and lacerations, neck and back injuries, burns, etc. Under Ohio law, a person injured in a crash they did not cause can request compensation from the person who caused the crash. They can do this by filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
If the victim’s claim succeeds, they get economic and non-economic damages. The two cover medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, etc.
The compensation claims process has a lot of challenges, so victims need the help of an Ohio car accident lawyer. So, were you injured in a car accident? Contact Young, Reverman, and Mazzei for a free initial consultation.