Cleveland, OH (January 5, 2022) – A man was killed after being hit by a driver in the Cleveland area on Thursday evening, December 30. The accident took place near the intersection of Kinsman Road and 142nd Street at around 11 p.m.
A 71-year-old man was reportedly traveling at the intersection when they were struck by an oncoming motor vehicle. The injured party suffered a significant wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The at-fault driver reportedly fled the scene, and local authorities are currently seeking information regarding the identity of the motorist.
The identity of the deceased party has been withheld. An ongoing investigation into the deadly pedestrian crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Accidents in Ohio
When a driver leaves the scene of a crash, it is a crime, and it can potentially leave injured parties unable to obtain much-needed medical aid. In the United States, the number of hit-and-run accidents has reached new highs, and the figure continues to rise year over year. In 2015, more than 737,100 hit-and-runs were reported across the country, implying that a hit-and-run accident occurred every 43 seconds on average.
It is inevitable that you will occasionally have to share the road with pedestrians. Drivers in Ohio have a responsibility to all road users, including pedestrians, and you have legal rights as a pedestrian. That means that if you are hit by another vehicle and are injured, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a skilled Cleveland catastrophic injury attorney.
Pedestrian Crash Attorneys in Cleveland
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Cleveland, you should contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney right away. It is critical to begin your personal injury claim as soon as possible in order to maximize your chances of receiving full compensation. To build your case, the legal team at Joseph Law Group will examine copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other evidence. We will fight tooth and nail to ensure that your legal rights are protected. After being injured in a pedestrian accident, we have assisted many accident victims in recovering the compensation they deserve. We can assist you in receiving the full amount of your claim.
Call us today at 216-522-1600 to speak with a Cleveland wrongful death attorney about your case.
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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.