Cleveland, OH (April 11, 2022) – A local man was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle in Cleveland on Saturday evening, April 9. The fatal crash was reported on Interstate 90 near W. 98th Street at around 11 p.m.
The pedestrian was walking along the highway when he was struck by an oncoming car. Emergency responders were called to the scene. The injured party was pronounced dead by attending medical personnel.
The deceased party was later identified as 68-year-old Edward J. McDermott of Cleveland. No additional information has been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Edward McDermott at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Walkers are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrians have little protection in the event of a collision, making them more vulnerable to fatalities. In 2017, a pedestrian died in a traffic accident every 88 minutes on average, for a total of 5,977 pedestrian deaths in the United States.
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 improve your chances of obtaining a favorable settlement.
Pedestrian Accident 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 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.