Cleveland, OH – Deadly Crash on I-71 near I-480 Claims One Life

Cleveland, OH – Deadly Crash on I-71 near I-480 Claims One Life

Cleveland, OH (February 12, 2024) – A woman lost her life as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday morning, February 10. The Cleveland Police Department and firefighters were requested at the scene of the collision at approximately 2:30 a.m.

According to reports provided by local news sources, a motor vehicle accident occurred on the northbound ramp from Interstate 71 to the westbound side of Interstate 480. As a result of the collision, one vehicle overturned. A 38-year-old woman involved in the accident suffered fatal injuries. She was immediately pronounced deceased by authorities. A 33-year-old woman was injured and transported by ambulance to a local hospital. At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope the injured woman makes a full recovery following this accident.

We offer our sympathies to the family of the woman killed in this crash.

Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio

Car accidents in Ohio can be quite devastating. Unfortunately, we see tens of thousands of people injured every year as a result of collisions on our roads. In many cases, crashes take place due to the reckless and negligent actions of drivers. Some of the leading factors in motor vehicle accidents across our state include:

  • Challenging Road Conditions: Accidents are often linked to deteriorating road surfaces, especially when drivers find it difficult to maneuver over uneven or damaged roads.
  • Inadequate Lane Changes: Making improper lane changes, particularly without yielding to other vehicles, has the potential to result in serious accidents.
  • Distracted Driving: The significant factor in numerous accidents statewide continues to be inattentiveness to the road, often caused by distractions such as cell phones and eating.
  • Disregarding Stop Signs: Severe accidents can occur when drivers ignore stop signs at intersections, leading to collisions with other vehicles.

Unfortunately, there are many instances where innocent people lose their lives as a result of these accidents. When fatal motor vehicle accidents take place due to the negligent actions of others, surviving family members have the ability to seek compensation for the losses and damages they face.

When it comes to receiving compensation after a car accident in Ohio, having experienced and dedicated legal representation is crucial. The modified comparative negligence doctrine can greatly impact the amount you receive, making it important to have a skilled attorney advocating on your behalf. They will be able to guide you through the complex legal process and conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence in support of your claim. With their help, you can increase your chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation that you deserve for your damages.

At Joseph Law Group, we are determined to stand by our clients and fight for their justice when careless drivers have injured them. With over 20 years of experience in successfully advocating for the rights and compensation of individuals in Ohio, we understand the challenges faced by victims of accidents. Our unwavering dedication and assertive approach make us reliable allies during these difficult times. If you have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver, do not hesitate to contact our Ohio car accident lawyers for a complimentary consultation at 216-522-1600. Let us fight for your rights today and help you receive the justice you deserve.

Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts.  These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater Cleveland area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested.  

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.


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