One male driver lost his life following a single-vehicle crash north of Casstown. The accident involving the Piqua resident occurred during the early hours of Saturday, May 8th. According to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, the victim lost control of his vehicle.
A news report revealed that deputies with the sheriff’s office placed the time of the crash at about 12:30 a.m. at the 2700 block of State Route 589. The victim, Christopher Cullers, was traveling north on the roadway when he lost control of his car. The vehicle traveled off the road, took out two mailboxes, and rolled multiple times before resting on its top.
The sheriff’s office said Cullers was not wearing a seatbelt, and the crash impact ejected him from the car. He died at the accident scene. There is no additional information, and the rollover crash north of Casstown remains under investigation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those aged 1 to 54 in the United States. Using a seatbelt for adults and older children is one of the most effective ways to save a life. However, millions of people fail to use the safety harness.
The center notes that 22,697 passengers in passenger vehicles died in a motor vehicle crash in 2018. That same year, 2.2 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments of hospitals for injuries sustained in road accidents. This number goes to show the importance of wearing seat belts.
The presence or lack of seatbelt usage does not take liability away from an at-fault driver. A driver whose negligence caused an accident would still be liable in damages to the victim. Find out more about the liability of fault drivers from our Ohio car accident lawyers.