Walton Hills, OH (February 4, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Walton Hills area on Wednesday night, February 2. The accident took place on Northfield Road near Alexander Road at around 6:49 p.m.
A pedestrian was walking along the roadway when he was hit by a black Toyota 4Runner. The at-fault driver fled the scene of the accident without providing aid to the injured party. Emergency responders found the injured party in critical condition.
The pedestrian was transported to University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The deceased party was later identified as 31-year-old Brandon Foster of Cleveland. No further information has been provided.
Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Brandon Foster at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Ohio
In the United States, the number of hit-and-run accidents has reached new highs, and the figure continues to rise year over year. In 2015, more than 737,100 hit-and-runs were reported across the country, implying that a hit-and-run accident occurred every 43 seconds on average. Since 2009, the annual rate of hit-and-run deaths has risen by 7.2%, reaching an all-time high in 2016.
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 Walton Hills.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Walton Hills
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 Walton Hills 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 Walton Hills 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.