One person died following a solo car crash in Southington Township. The single-vehicle accident happened on Thursday morning, October 28th. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
However, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the accident happened where Painesville Warren Road intersects with Doty East Road. The victim, 76-year-old Warren resident Ronald L. Thompson, was driving a 2020 Dodge pickup truck northwest on Painesville Warren Road. The police said he went off the roadway, hitting a ditch, fence, and then a utility pole.
The man died at the accident scene. The state police temporarily closed off the road while they concluded the preliminary investigation. The OSHP said that Thompson wore a seat belt at the accident time, and alcohol was not a factor. The cause of the solo car crash in Southington remains under investigation.
Road traffic accidents remain one of the leading causes of unnatural deaths among Americans. In the first quarter of 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated about 8,730 deaths from motor vehicle accidents. These crashes happen due to the negligence of road users.
Common acts of negligence by drivers include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, running red lights, and disobeying traffic signals, etc. When any of these acts result in an accident, the driver who performed the action would be the fault party. Under the Ohio fault accident system, the fault party pays compensation to the victim of a crash.
This compensation covers both the financial and non-financial losses suffered by the victim or their loved ones. Getting compensation for any of the preceding requires the expertise of an attorney. So contact us today to speak with an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer at Young, Reverman, and Mazzei.