Most Ohio drivers would agree that it can be annoying and irritating to have to follow a slower moving vehicle. It may not even be that they are in a hurry, but instead, it may be more the principle of the matter. If a driver gets too impatient, he or she may attempt to pass. However, car accidents could easily occur when a driver attempts to pass a slower vehicle when it is not safe to do so.
Impatience may have been a factor in a recent three-vehicle accident that occurred on Ohio State Route 545. Shortly after 6 p.m. on that Monday evening, a northbound vehicle attempted to pass a second northbound vehicle despite the double yellow line. As the first vehicle began to pass, it collided head-on with a southbound vehicle. Both northbound vehicles then overturned.
The 31-year-old driver of the passing vehicle did not survive the crash. The person driving the second vehicle suffered injuries, but survived. At last report, that individual remained in serious condition in a Columbus hospital. The driver and two passengers in the third vehicle all survived, but did suffer injuries. Fortunately, their injuries were reportedly not life-threatening.
Even when injuries are not life-threatening, they can still be serious and require a significant amount of recovery time. Individuals injured in car accidents retain the right to pursue restitution for their financial and other losses through the filing of personal injury claims. What happens in cases where the presumably at-fault driver dies in the accident? In those cases, any such claims would come against that person’s estate.