Plymouth Twp, OH (January 31, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car in Plymouth Township on Thursday, January 28. The deadly crash was reported at around 1:04 p.m. at the intersection of OH-598 and Preston Road.
It was reported that 51-year-old Eric Webster of Columbus was headed southbound in a 2016 Volvo commercial tractor and trailer. A pedestrian entered the roadway and was hit by the oncoming commercial truck. The injured party sustained fatal injuries was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased party was later identified as 46-year-old Jeffrey Gundrum of Avon Lake. The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders were on the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jeffrey Gundrum at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Ohio
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, walkers are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident. Pedestrians have minimal protection in the case of a collision, making them more susceptible to being killed in an accident. In 2017, a pedestrian died in a traffic accident every 88 minutes on average, reaching a total of 5,977 deaths across the country.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns.
However, a wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss. You can improve your chances of a successful claim by partnering with an experienced personal injury attorney in Plymouth Township.
Plymouth Township Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Joseph Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our team of attorneys has shown in past cases that we can deliver results for our clients. Our Plymouth Township wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. The process of recovery starts by filing a claim against the at-fault party or their insurance provider.
Contact a Plymouth Township car crash attorney today at 216-522-1600 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly 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.