Motorists in the Cincinnati area already have reason enough to do all they can to avoid serious car accidents, which can leave drivers and passengers alike with severe injuries that may take months to recover from, if recovery is possible at all. But, when the collision is a hit-and-run incident as well, that adds a whole different level of complexity to the facts at hand.
The crash on I-75 – what happened?
According to recent reports, that is exactly what happened in a serious car collision that occurred on Interstate 75 on December 26 in Cincinnati. The reports indicate that the deadly situation began as one woman’s vehicle was stopped on the side of the road – disabled because of an earlier crash – and another two vehicles stopped, whose drivers were attempting to help the woman. That was when, reports indicate, that a Ford pickup truck slammed into the disabled vehicle.
One of the good Samaritans who stopped, a 64-year-old man, died in the collision. The two other individuals on the scene were seriously injured and later hospitalized. The driver of the Ford pickup truck reportedly fled the scene of the accident on foot.
Legal action after a car accident
These types of reports just go to show the danger any one of us might be in on the roadways in Ohio at any given time. Fortunately, in this recent event, the hit-and-run driver was arrested just days after the collision. He will now face criminal charges, in addition to the potential for a civil lawsuit from the accident victims. Anyone who has been injured in a car accident that was caused due to another party’s negligence or recklessness may be able to pursue legal action.