On Monday, December 14th, a news report disclosed that the Cincinnati Police are investigating a chain-reaction collision on Combs-Hehl Bridge that claimed the life of a male motorist. According to the police, the crash happened on Thursday, December 10th.
The investigators said the victim, 75-year-old David Hurst, was eastbound on Interstate 275 when his Ford Escape rear-ended a Toyota Camry. The second vehicle went on to strike two other cars from behind.
The man's SUV then struck a pickup truck, before resting. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found Hurst in critical condition, and the paramedics rushed him to Mercy Health-Anderson Hospital, where he died while undergoing treatment.
The Camry driver and a passenger sustained minor injuries and received treatment at Jewish Hospital. The police said seven other people involved in the occurrence were uninjured. They noted that excessive speed and impairment do not appear to have contributed to the collision on Combs-Hehl Bridge. There is no additional information.
Motor vehicle accidents happen daily around Ohio, and they end in minor, severe, or fatal injuries. Thus, it is vital to determine fault to enable the victim, or in the case of a fatality, their representative, to claim damages.
To determine fault, the court will rely on the provisions of the Ohio Motor Vehicle Code, official police reports, and the type of damage to the vehicle(s) involved. The latter could be from rear-ended, head-on, or left-turn collisions.
Once the court determines fault, if there is a criminal element, the at-fault driver might go to jail or pay a fine, or both. On the civil front, the person would pay damages to the victim to the tune of the loss suffered. In either case, it is vital to seek representation from a car accident attorney in Ohio.