Cleveland, OH (November 16, 2021) – A deadly pedestrian accident involving a man in a wheelchair was reported in Cleveland on Friday, November 12. The fatal crash occurred on Buckeye Road near Woodhill Road.
An 87-year-old man was traveling in a motorized wheelchair at the intersection at the time of the accident. He was reportedly struck by a westbound motor vehicle. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to render aid to the crash victims.
The injured party was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Statistics show that pedestrian deaths have reached all-time highs in recent years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a traffic accident. Despite the fact that pedestrians have the same right to use the road as everyone else, many drivers fail to look out for them and cause catastrophic accidents in the process.
When a loved one’s life is brutally cut short due to someone else’s carelessness, family members are understandably bereft. Healing is often a difficult process for those left to pick up the pieces. For a variety of reasons, people are grieving. A lawsuit is usually the last thing on their minds.
A wrongful death case may be able to assist your family in seeking financial restitution as a result of your tragic loss. You can increase your chances of winning your case by contacting an experienced Cleveland vehicle accident lawyer.
We at Joseph Law Group go to great lengths to ensure that our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation possible following the death of a loved one. Our legal team has a track record of achieving outstanding results for our clients.
Cleveland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Our Cleveland wrongful death attorneys can assist you and your family in getting through this difficult time by providing comfort and ensuring that the person or entity responsible is held accountable. The filing of a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance carrier is the first step in the process.
If you have lost a loved one in a serious accident, call a Cleveland catastrophic injury lawyer at 216-522-1600.
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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.