Ashland Co, OH (September 29, 2021) – A teen driver was killed and his passenger injured following a single-vehicle crash in Ashland County on Tuesday, September 28.
The deadly accident occurred on OH-179 near Township Road 405 in Mohican Township. According to local reports, an SUV overturned in a nearby bean field. The driver was headed southbound when it overtook a vehicle and overturned.
The vehicle hit a ditch and rolled over several times. The 16-year-old Willard teen driving the SUV was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. A 16-year-old passenger was also injured in the crash. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Speed is believed to have played a role in the accident.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Rollover Crashes in Ohio
In a rollover, the danger of suffering a serious injury is extremely high, and these types of collisions are over-represented in national highway deaths. Rollovers were involved in nearly 35 percent of traffic deaths in 2010, although accounting for less than 2% of reported crashes that year. An estimated 7,600 persons were killed in rollover crashes, with unrestrained individuals accounting for 69 percent of the casualties. In most cases, rollover crashes are attributable to the reckless actions of distracted motorists or inclement roadway conditions. Speeding can increase the likelihood of a rollover.
The majority of vehicle accident victims have no idea what to do if they are injured. When filing a personal injury claim, this can be a stumbling block. After a car accident, many people struggle to understand their rights in time to protect themselves. The actions you take immediately after a car accident are critical to the result of your compensation claim.
Fortunately, you are not on your own when it comes to filing a personal injury claim. You can boost your chances of collecting lost money by enlisting the help of an experienced attorney. A knowledgeable Ashland County personal injury attorney can help you file a claim and recover damages including medical costs, lost wages, and other losses.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Ashland County
Our Ohio car accident attorneys are dedicated to assisting people in rebuilding their lives after a traumatic accident. We want to make sure that individuals who are responsible for a traffic accident are held accountable. After years of battling for the rights of accident victims, Joseph Law Group has vast experience in personal injury law. After being wounded in a car accident, our attorneys have helped people all throughout the state recover completely.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call an Ashland County personal injury lawyer right now at 216-522-1600. Our goal is to assist you in obtaining full and fair compensation for your injuries.
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Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.