A female teenager lost her life in a traffic collision near Columbus, in Delaware. The multiplecollision near Columbus occurred on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 3rd. The crash report showed that a tractor-trailer struck a vehicle from behind.
The accident happened at the intersection of U.S. Route 36 and Davidson Lane. According to the Delaware Police, a semi-tractor was westbound when it struck a Honda sedan from behind. The impact pushed the sedan into the back of a private ambulance.
The sedan and ambulance were at a red traffic light at Davidson lane that turned green before the collision. The teenager, who traveled as a passenger in the sedan, died at the collision scene. The police identified her as Emma Klausing, a resident of Mount Blanchard in Hancock County.
The investigators said several people sustained injuries, and medics conveyed them to Columbus hospital to treat severe but not life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation.
Motor vehicle accidents involving large vehicles like tractor-trailers and semi-trucks mostly end with catastrophic consequences. Those who survive often end up with injures like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, internal bleeding, etc. If the accident is a rear-end collision, the driver at the back would most likely be the fault party unless there’s evidence to the contrary.
Under the fault-based compensation system of Ohio, the person responsible for an accident pays damages to the victim. The compensation covers economic and non-economic damages like medical bills, lost income, loss of earning capacity, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc. If there’s evidence of gross negligence, the court may award punitive damages.
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