Cleveland, OH (April 25, 2022) – A young child died after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Cleveland area on Sunday night, April 24. The deadly crash was reported at the 4100 block of Bohn Road at around 8:50 p.m.
A dark-colored SUV was traveling on the roadway when it hit a 9-year-old. The at-fault driver fled the scene without providing aid to the injured party. The pedestrian was taken to MetroHealth in critical condition. They were later pronounced dead.
The identity of the deceased party has been withheld at this time. An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Ohio
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident. In the event of a collision, pedestrians have little protection, making them more vulnerable to fatalities. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed in a traffic accident every 88 minutes on average in the United States, resulting in a total of 5,977 pedestrian deaths.
Family members are often left in a difficult situation after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a battle for those left to pick up the pieces. People are naturally grieving, and filing a lawsuit is usually the last thing on their minds.
In contrast, a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to help your family recover financial compensation as a result of your tragic loss. Working with an experienced Cleveland serious injury lawyer can help you get a better settlement.
Pedestrian Crash Attorneys in Cleveland
Following the death of a loved one, we at Joseph Law Group go to great lengths to ensure that our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. Our legal team has a track record of achieving positive results for our clients. Our wrongful death attorneys in Cleveland can assist your family in getting through this difficult time by providing emotional support and ensuring that the responsible party is held accountable. The first step in the recovery process is to file a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance provider.
Call a Cleveland car accident lawyer at 216-522-1600 if you have lost a family member in a fatal car 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.