A single-vehicle crash in Brookville claimed the life of a 23-year-old man. The crash in Brookville occurred during the early hours of Tuesday, July 12th. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), speed might have played a role in the occurrence.
The accident happened on Arlington Road and the U.S. 40/National Road. According to troopers, a pickup truck went off the side of the road at about 1:30 a.m., striking a car repair business before exploding. The investigators said they were initially called to the scene for a business fire.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found that the car accident started the fire. The investigators said that after they put out the flame, they found a body inside the truck. They later identified the body as the driver, Jordan James Buckley of Eldorado, Ohio.
In addition to speed, the OSHP suspects that drugs or alcohol might have played a role in the crash but are not sure. The investigators are also not clear on whether Buckley was wearing a seatbelt when the crash happened. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Motor vehicle accidents are not uncommon on Ohio roadways. One of the common causes of road traffic accidents is driving over the legal or posted speed limits. Others are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, tailgating, running red lights or stop signs, adverse weather conditions, or road rage.
When an accident occurs, the victim has the legal right to demand compensation from the fault party. Here, the victim would recover damages for physical injuries and any property damage suffered from the accident. In addition, they can also get compensation for emotional wounds.