Critical Injuries and Deaths Reported After String of Columbus Crashes
Within the space of about five days, numerous victims have suffered critical injuries in Columbus crashes – while others have lost their lives. In at least one case, the negligent driver responsible fled the scene. If you find yourself in this situation, you might be wondering how to pursue compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, emotional distress, and other damages.
Cyclist Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run
On December 4th of 2023, it was reported that a cyclist had suffered critical injuries after being struck by a motorist in Columbus. Few additional details have emerged – save for the fact that police could not locate the driver responsible for the accident. It seems that after striking the cyclist, the negligent motorist fled from their responsibilities as quickly as possible. Fortunately, the cyclist was listed as being in “stable condition.”
Police say that they are currently searching for the driver of a “dark vehicle,” but this description is quite vague. Unfortunately, situations such as these are becoming more and more common in Columbus.
Numerous Occupants Lose Their Lives in Single-Vehicle Crashes
On December 1st, it was reported that one person had lost their life after a crash on I-70 near Columbus. Another victim apparently suffered critical injuries. Both were occupants of the same vehicle, and it was a single-vehicle crash. The exact circumstances of the accident are not entirely clear, and police say that they are still investigating. In many cases, passengers suffer injuries due to the negligence of those behind the wheel. Examples of driver negligence include intoxication, distraction, and speeding.
One day prior to this accident, another single-vehicle crash led to a fatality in Circleville. First-responders arrived to find a vehicle crashed in an embankment near State Route 104. Inside the vehicle, they found a deceased woman who was later confirmed to be a Columbus resident. The crash is still under investigation.
While this has been reported as a single-vehicle accident, many factors could cause a vehicle to veer off the road and crash into an embankment. For example, a negligent driver might swerve in front of another motorist, cutting them off and forcing them to veer off the road. The evidence for the role of another negligent driver may not be clear at first – especially if there is no evidence of tire tracks or brake marks belonging to another vehicle. Often, a personal injury attorney in Columbus can uncover evidence of negligence that might not be immediately clear.
Find a Qualified Auto Accident Lawyer in Columbus
If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact a qualified Columbus personal injury attorney. Consider booking a consultation with Brian G. Miller CO, L.P.A to discuss your specific situation in more detail. With our assistance, you can pursue various potential sources of compensation to cover your damages. Reach out today to get started.