Clark County recorded a fatality following a traffic collision on Old Columbus Road. The Clark County two-vehicle crash happened on Tuesday evening, December 28th. The cause of the accident is not immediately available.
A news report revealed that 18-year-old Matthew Nelson Funk of Springfield drove a Hyundai Elantra around 6:25 p.m. on West Columbus Road near Bowman Road in Harmony Township. He lost control of the vehicle on the wet road and traveled left of the centerline. A 2008 Hyundai Elantra driven by 55-year-old Sharon Redmon of Springfield struck the vehicle.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Springfield Post said the woman was heading east on Old Columbus Road before the collision. Funk died at the crash scene, and medics transported Redmon to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton to treat severe injuries. The Clark County two-vehicle crash led to the closure of Old Columbus Road for about four hours.
The OSHP investigated the accident with assistance from Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Harmony Township Fire and EMS, Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, and the Clark County Engineer’s Office.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in the first half of 2020, an estimated 20,160 people died in motor vehicle crashes, up 18.4% over 2020. Those who survive likely sustained different degrees of injuries.
These accidents result from the negligence of drivers and other road users. Under Ohio law, the person responsible for a vehicle collision would compensate the victim for bodily injuries and property damage. The victim needs to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to get compensation.
Filing either of the two requires an Ohio car accident lawyer’s expertise. So, contact Young, Reverman, and Mazzei, for excellent representation.