Cleveland, OH (December 9, 2021) – Authorities have identified the young man who was killed following a two-vehicle crash in Cleveland on Saturday morning, December 4. The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Interstate 90 and Eddy Road at around 5:30 a.m.
Local reports revealed that 22-year-old Elijah Knipe was headed westbound on the interstate in a pickup truck. The driver reportedly lost control, causing the truck to go airborne and overturn. Knipe was hit by another car as he was attempting to climb out of the crashed pickup.
The impact sent Knipe flying into the eastbound lanes of I-90. He suffered fatal injuries after being hit again by a 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion. That vehicle fled the scene. The woman driving the first vehicle that hit Knipe’s pickup was transported to the hospital in serious condition.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Elijah Knipe at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Crashes in Ohio
When you’re driving, you’re always in danger of colliding with another vehicle, and the majority of us do it every day. In the United States, approximately 3 million people are injured in car accidents each year. In 2017, there were 1,131 traffic fatalities in the state of Ohio alone. Drunk drivers killed over 400 people in the state that year.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of serious accident. In Ohio, state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Cleveland
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Cleveland wrongful death attorney. Joseph Law Group will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process. Our years of experience mean we can help you construct a strong case. A car crash lawyer in Cleveland can help those impacted by a deadly accident recover due compensation from the party responsible.
Contact our Ohio law firm today at 216-522-1600 if you have lost a loved one in a deadly car accident. We want to help make sure you are made whole again following a devastating 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.