The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating the Friday night car accident that killed one person and injured ten others near mile marker 139 on the Ohio Turnpike. The chain reaction accident apparently occurred after 11pm Friday. The accident involved a tour bus and seven other vehicles. At this point, the Ohio State Highway Patrol hasn’t reported the exact cause of the accident, but it is suspected that the heavy downpour taking place at the time played a role in the accident.
The tour bus involved in the accident, operated by Lakefront Lines, reportedly struck a car that was perpendicular to traffic lanes. That impact knocked the bus driver unconscious, but a passenger says he took the wheel and drove the bus until it stopped a half mile further up the road. Lakefront Lines focuses on casino tours and has offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, and Cincinnati.
According to Ohio wrongful death law, relatives of the driver who died will be able to seek compensation with a wrongful death lawsuit unless she is shown to be 51% or more responsible for the accident.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident and want to seek compensation, you can learn more about your legal rights with a free case evaluation. Please contact Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA in Columbus today to schedule your case evaluation.