One person died following a head-on collision in Troy Township, Geauga County. The accident occurred on Saturday, August 7th. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that the accident happened when one vehicle crossed the centerline.
According to a news report, the collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. on State Route 700 near milepost 4. OSHP officials said a 63-year-old woman from Middlefield traveled northbound on SR 700 in a Mercury Sable. At the same time, a 20-year-old man from Akron traveling in a Chevy Malibu was southbound on SR 700.
The Malibu then went left of the center and struck the Sable head-on. OSHP troopers said Malibu’s driver Nathan Allen died at the crash site. The woman suffered severe injuries, and medics airlifted her to the Cleveland-area hospital for treatment.
The Troy Township Fire Department and Geauga County Sheriff’s Department, assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. There are several types of road accidents, among which is a head-on collision. This accident type happens when two vehicles traveling in the opposite direction collide with each other.
Usually, one of the drivers would be a wrong-way driver and the responsible party for the collision. Since Ohio is a fault state, the negligent driver would pay compensation to the accident victim. The victim can ask for compensatory damages and punitive damages depending on the case’s circumstances.
Compensatory damages cover economic and non-economic damages. The two include lost income, medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, etc. Courts award punitive damages when there’s evidence of gross misconduct from the fault party.
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