Cleveland, OH (December 29, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car in the Cleveland area on Tuesday morning, December 29. The fatal crash was reported at 1:54 a.m. near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Fairfield Avenue.
Local reports indicated that a 43-year-old man had exited his vehicle near the scene after being involved in a car crash. The man was traveling northbound in the left lane when he was hit by a Ford Ranger pickup truck. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Pedestrian deaths have reached all-time highs in recent years, according to statistics. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Despite the fact that pedestrians have the same right to the road as everyone else, many drivers fail to keep an eye out for them, resulting in fatal traffic collisions.
Family members are often left in serious pain after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult 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 a lawyer can help you improve your chances of winning your case.
Cleveland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
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 delivering results for our clients. Our Cleveland wrongful death attorneys can assist your family in getting through this difficult time and providing you with peace of mind while 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 today 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.