Kent, OH (October 18, 2021) – Early on Friday morning, October 15, in Kent, a head-on accident resulted in the death of one person.
The incident took place at the junction of Lake Street and Harvey Street at around 11 a.m. Local sources revealed that a silver Toyota Camry was traveling westbound when the driver crossed the centerline. An eastbound semi-truck stopped to avoid a collision.
Both vehicles still crashed head-on. The front seat passenger of the Camry was trapped and suffered significant injuries. Both the driver and the passenger were taken to Akron Summa Hospital. The passenger was later pronounced dead.
The driver, 60-year-old Charles G. Mason, was taken into custody by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Head-On Accidents in Ohio
Despite accounting for just 2% of all recorded auto accidents, head-on collisions account for more than 10% of all road deaths each year. The conduct of careless or inattentive drivers who swerve into opposite lanes of traffic is generally to blame for these incidents. When a motorist merges into opposing traffic, they risk meeting head-on with another vehicle, and even at modest speeds, these collisions may be fatal.
A wrongful death case may be able to assist your family in pursuing financial compensation as a result of your tragic loss. Speaking with an expert Kent personal injury lawyer can help you increase your chances of a successful claim.
When a loved one’s life is brutally cut short due to someone else’s recklessness, family members mourn bitterly. Healing may be a challenging task for those left to pick up the pieces. People are grieving for several reasons, and filing a lawsuit is often the last thing on their minds.
At Joseph Law Group, we go to great lengths to ensure that our clients obtain the utmost amount of compensation available following the death of a loved one. Our legal team has a track record of achieving excellent outcomes for our clients.
Kent Car Crash Lawyers
Our Kent wrongful death lawyers can help you and your family get through this tough time by providing you with peace of mind and ensuring that the culpable party is brought to justice. The filing of a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance company is the initial step in the recovery process.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, call an Ohio car crash 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.