Head-on collisions almost always appear to have been easily avoided unless weather conditions made driving difficult. When weather conditions are good, the cause of the accident can usually be blamed on the driver whose car was traveling in the wrong lane. Police in Cincinnati are using this inference to guide their investigation into a head-on collision that occurred on August 31, 2022.
According to police, a Kia Forte was traveling south on Anthony Wayne Street when it crossed the centerline and struck a Honda CRV that was traveling in the opposite direction. Witnesses told police that the collision made a very loud “bang.” The driver of the Kia was taken to UC Medical Center and was pronounced dead upon arrival. The driver of the Honda was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where she is reported to be in stable condition. The two-year-old child of the woman who was driving the Kia was also taken to UC Medical Center, where he was reported to be in critical condition with unspecified injuries.
Police found a child’s car seat in the rear of the Kia, but they believe that neither the driver nor her child was buckled in.
Police are tentatively pointing to excessive speed as a factor in the crash, but they have not conclusively ruled out other factors.
Based upon preliminary police reports and witness statements, the driver of the Kia—the woman who died in the collision—will bear most of the fault for this accident. Any conclusion must await the completion of the accident investigation by police specialists.
Sound advice from a knowledgeable attorney
Anyone who has suffered an injury or lost a loved one under similar circumstances may want to seek damages from the at-fault driver to pay for medical expenses, lost income, future lost income and pain and suffering. A consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney can provide a useful evaluation of the evidence and perhaps an opinion on the likelihood of recovering damages.