A male driver was hospitalized following a traffic accident near Austintown. The single-vehicle accident happened on Monday morning, November 29th. The primary cause of the crash was not immediately available, but speed appears to be a factor.
A news report disclosed that the accident near Austintown occurred around 2 a.m. on Routes 80 and 680. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the driver went off the right side of the roadway. The investigators said that the driver drove up the embankment and struck the bridge overhead.
The vehicle then stopped the car underneath the bridge. The OSHP said a driver and passenger were inside the car. The investigators confirmed that the driver received treatment or injuries at a nearby hospital. The passenger was uninjured.
Motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of non-natural deaths in the United States. In the first quarter of 2021, an estimated 8,730 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. The number is a 10.5% increase from the 7,900 fatalities the NHTSA projected for the first quarter of 2020.
These vehicle crashes are either solo accidents or involve more than one vehicle. In a single-car accident, the driver pays for their injuries and covers their losses themselves. In a two or more car collision, the driver at fault pays compensation to the accident victim. This settlement covers monetary and non-monetary losses.
The two include lost wages, cost of medical treatment, pain, and suffering, mental anguish, vehicle repair, etc. To get the compensation, the victim commences an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. When starting the compensation claim process, it is best to work with an attorney.
Our Ohio car accident lawyers have the expertise and knowledge to get the maximum compensation. Contact us today.