The Cincinnati Police Department has reported the death of 64-year-old Jack Smith. He was crushed by a truck as he stopped to help a driver out of an I-75 car wreckage. The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday, December 26th, at about 12:15 a.m.
The police disclosed that 31-year-old Karmen Bailey had been involved in an earlier crash at I-75 north in Queensgate. He was stuck in his disabled vehicle when Smith and another motorist, Weal Sharaydeh, 51, stopped to help him.
While assisting the man, an oncoming truck, a Ford F-150, rammed into them, killing Smith on the spot. Bailey and Sharaydeh sustained extensive injuries, and medics took them to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where they are currently undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, the hit-and-run truck driver disappeared from the I-75 car wreckage scene immediately after the occurrence. In an update, the police disclosed they arrested the suspect. The motorist, identified as 32-year-old Matthew Tacker of Warsaw, Kentucky, has been slammed with a third-degree felony charge.
Now and again, hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio, are full of car accident victims. While some eventually recover fully from the pain and trauma, others aren't so lucky as they either die or sustain life-altering injuries. In any case, car accident victims lose a lot of time and finances while recuperating for long periods at the hospital.
The good news is that these victims can receive compensation for their injuries, pain, suffering, and financial loss if another driver's negligence caused the crash. They can do this by pursuing a personal injury claim against the tortfeasor.
If you suffered an injury from a car crash in Cincinnati and you wish to gain compensation for your troubles, contact an experienced Ohio personal injury attorney for advice and representation.