One doesn’t have to be an experienced Ohio injury lawyer to know that accidents come in all shapes and sizes. While some motorists are only involved in minor fender benders, the unlucky ones get embroiled in much more severe collisions that result in significant personal injury or even death.
An example of this is seen in a recent Bowling Green auto accident that resulted in the injury of three and the death of one.
As 18 year-old Jordan West was heading southbound on I-75 just outside of Bowling Green, he lost control of his pickup truck and went into the median. In the process, West struck two on-coming vehicles. West, the two passengers in the struck vehicles, 45 year-old Richard Perry and 50 year-old Daniel Bauerschmidt, were both injured in the crash and taken to separately–West was flown to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and Perry was treated at Wood County Hospital. Bauerschmidt treated by roadside medical crews for minor injuries. Unfortunately, West’s father, 49-year-old Robert West, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to investigations by law enforcement officials, neither of the Wests were wearing their seat belts. This is likely the fatal mistake that cost Robert West his life, and caused devastating personal injury to three others.
As skilled Bowling Green car accident attorneys, the Charles Boyk legal team regularly handles a variety of motor vehicle collision cases. Some of the most devastating however, are those that could have easily prevented. Failing to take basic safety precautions, such as wearing a seat belt, can be the difference between life and death. Arrive alive, don’t forget to buckle up!