Bedford Heights, OH (June 7, 2022) – A Cleveland man was killed after being involved in a hit-and-skip accident in the Bedford Heights area on Sunday night, June 5. The deadly crash was reported on Interstate 271 near mile marker 24.8 at around 10:30 p.m.
Local authorities were called to the site of an accident with a pedestrian lying on the roadway. The injured party was unresponsive at the scene and was soon pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased party was later identified as 67-year-old John W. Kavlich of Cleveland.
A 23-year-old man later turned himself in to authorities in connection with the accident. That person was later revealed to be Delvon Louis Marlik Hamilton. He is now facing charges.
An investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of John. W. Kavlich at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Although there are other modes of transportation available, everyone has been a pedestrian at some point in their lives. Sadly, the number of pedestrian deaths and injuries continues to climb. In the United States in 2019, 6,205 pedestrians were killed and 76,000 pedestrians were injured. Everyone will benefit if automobiles drive at moderate speeds and use other safe driving techniques.
It is tough for family members to cope with the premature death of a loved one. Your life comes to a complete halt as you try to comprehend what has happened. Dealing with the death of a family member as a result of someone else’s negligence may be substantially more difficult. The surviving family members of a deceased person file a claim for injuries and seek compensation for damages caused by the premature death in a wrongful death case.
If you suspect your loved one died as a consequence of someone else’s carelessness, you should seek legal assistance as quickly as possible. Joseph Law Group can help you preserve your legal rights in a wrongful death lawsuit. We can assist you in constructing a persuasive case due to our significant experience. A lawyer can assist persons who have been injured in a tragic event in obtaining fair recompense from the entity responsible.
Contact a Bedford Heights wrongful death lawyer immediately now at 216-522-1600 if you have lost a loved one in a fatal vehicle accident.
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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.