A dispatcher died following a two-vehicle crash in Cleveland. According to a news report, the accident happened on Wednesday evening, July 28th. The cause of the accident remains unknown at this time.
The report disclosed that officers with the Cleveland Police Department arrived at the crash in Cleveland on East 36th Street and Chester Avenue for a two-car crash just after 6:30 p.m. Medics then transported the victim to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
At the time of this report, there is no information on whether the other driver suffered injuries. However, the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s President, Jeff Folmer, confirmed that the victim is one of their dispatchers. He identified him as a 30-year-old Brooklyn man, Alex Martinez, Jr.
Folmer said that the victim had only been on the job for two months. There is no additional information on the occurrence, and the CPD is heading the investigation.
Traffic collisions are not uncommon on Ohio roadways, and they happen whether or not motorists are prepared for them. One common cause of traffic accidents is speeding. Drivers are to maintain the speed limit at all times as going too fast reduces their reaction time when faced with an unexpected situation.
Other known causes of auto accidents are distracted driving, drunk driving, and tailgating. If a two-vehicle collision occurs, the driver who, for example, drove drunk, would be the liable party. In such an instance, the person would not only face a criminal citation but a civil action.
The civil action could be a personal injury claim or a wrongful death action, depending on the circumstances. Learn about the two and how to get compensation from the negligent driver from our expert Ohio car accident lawyers.