A person died following a solo car crash in Defiance, Ohio. The crash in Defiance occurred during the early hours of Sunday, August 29th. The cause of the accident is unknown at the time of this report, but alcohol might be a factor.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Defiance Post, the accident occurred at about 1:31 a.m. on Watson Road near Karnes Road. The troopers identified the deceased motorist as 59-year-old Jed Cooper from Defiance. The investigators said the man traveled eastbound on Watson in a 2000 GMC pickup truck.
Cooper then went off the left side of the road, struck a guardrail, and overturned. The man died at the accident scene. The state highway patrol is investigating the occurrence, but they believe alcohol might have played a role.
The Defiance County Sheriff’s Office and the Defiance Fire and Rescue assisted the OSHP. There is no additional information.
A motor vehicle accident is one of the leading causes of unnatural deaths in the United States. Solo car crashes happen for various reasons that could be the fault of the driver or external factors. In accidents like this, the driver involved will pay for their vehicle repair or injury treatment using their insurance or out-of-pocket.
However, where the accident involves more than one vehicle, the at-fault driver would have to compensate the victim. The victim is the driver who the negligent driver’s actions negatively impacted. Therefore, they can get compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, replacement of damaged personal property, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
The victim can also get compensated for emotional anguish. However, a victim’s chances of getting the maximum compensation are higher with an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer. So, contact Young, Reverman, and Mazzei today for a free initial consultation.