In Ohio and across the United States, anyone on the road can be in jeopardy of suffering injuries or death in an auto accident. While law enforcement and first responders are called to the scene of these collisions to investigate and help those who might have been hurt, it is not uncommon for those whose job it is to rush to the scene of an accident are in a crash themselves.
Regardless of who is involved, the aftermath can result in medical expenses, lost time at work, injuries that hinder a person for an extended period and even fatalities. Knowing the available options is essential.
Multiple injuries and one death result from rear-end auto accident involving trooper
Over Labor Day weekend, a law enforcement vehicle was rear-ended during a traffic stop. Four people were hurt – including the trooper – and one died. According to the investigation, the trooper had stopped a vehicle for speeding. Both the cruiser and the vehicle the trooper stopped were on the side of the road. It was then that a pickup truck crashed into the back of the cruiser and the other vehicle.
The driver of the pickup, 28, suffered injuries that were said to be life-threatening and he was taken to the hospital via air. The passenger, 52, died. The trooper, and the two people in the stopped vehicle, ages 17 and 19, were also injured and hospitalized.
Confronting the challenges following an auto accident
People who are simply going about their daily business can find themselves confronted with the personal, financial and emotional problems that accompany an auto accident. With injuries, the medical costs are one issue and the future is another.
People who did a certain type of work before the accident might no longer have the physical or mental ability to do the same type of work. This is especially true for those in law enforcement and other demanding forms of employment. These factors must be considered when deciding what to do.
Qualified guidance can be vital after injuries or death in a crash
In this auto accident, one person died and four were hurt after a vehicle rear-ended a state trooper’s law enforcement vehicle. The injuries to the trooper and the two people in the vehicle that was stopped are not known. The driver in the pickup that rear-ended the other vehicles was severely injured. As those who were hurt are treated, they must remember their rights and consider the future by discussing the case with those experienced in auto accidents. This can help with making informed decisions on how to proceed.