A woman died after crashing her car into a construction vehicle. The accident happened on Wednesday, January 5th. The cause of the Springdale construction vehicle crash is unknown at this time.
However, the Springdale Police Department revealed that Karen Rolke crashed her car into a Bobcat Construction vehicle. It happened on West Kemper Road near Greenlawn Avenue at about 7:34 p.m. The woman’s vehicle collided with the Bobcat doing construction on a house in the area.
The vehicle had just pulled into the street when the accident happened. Medics transported Rolke to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she died from her injuries, the next day, Thursday, January 6th. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a follow-up investigation into the Springdale construction vehicle crash.
Traffic collisions remain a leading cause of death in the United States. In the first half of 2021, the United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Administration reported an estimated 20,160 deaths. The number was an 18.4% increase in 2020. These traffic crashes result from driver’s negligence and other external factors.
Identifying the primary cause of a motor vehicle accident is crucial as it establishes the role of the fault party and the victim. Under Ohio’s fault-based accident system, the at-fault driver compensates the accident victim. However, the victim must commence an insurance claim against the negligent driver’s insurer or file a personal injury lawsuit for this to happen.
A successful claim or lawsuit means financial compensation for the victim. This comes in payment of medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair, property damage, pain and suffering, mental anguish, etc. A successful claim depends on several factors, one of which is an attorney’s expertise.
Learn more about the claims process from our Ohio car accident lawyers at Young, Reverman, and Mazzei.