Two people were killed in a Fairfield County collision involving two vehicles on Friday afternoon, October 8th. Failure to obey a stop sign appeared to have caused the crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived at the crash site after a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Fosnaugh School Road and Wyandotte Road. The accident happened before 1 p.m.
OSHP investigators said 46-year-old Alan Smith drove a Toyota Camry. The vehicle was northbound on Fosnaugh School Road, while a Chevrolet Silverado traveled westbound on Wyandotte Road. The Silverado’s driver then ran a stop sign, causing the car to collide with the Toyota. The collision impact ejected Smith and his passenger, Heidi Collins, 47, onto the roadway. The two died at the crash scene.
An unidentified juvenile in the Toyota sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The state highway patrol said Smith and Collins were not wearing their seatbelt when the Fairfield County collision happened. However, the juvenile was secured into a car seat.
The investigators added that the Silverado driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at Grant Medical Center. There is no information on a criminal charge at the time of this report. The investigation is ongoing.
In accidents of this nature, the driver who failed to stop at a stop sign or traffic light is the at-fault party. Under Ohio laws, an at-fault party would compensate the victim for their injuries and other losses. The settlement sum covers medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress or anguish.
Getting compensation from an at-fault party is easier when you work with an experienced attorney. Contact our Ohio auto accident attorneys to learn more about the compensation claim process and victims’ rights.