Even though all of the motor vehicle collision cases handled by the Toledo auto accident lawyers at the Charles Boyk Law Offices are tragic, some of the most depressing are those that involve multiple cars as the chances of a driver or passenger sustaining a life-changing injury are far greater.
An example is seen in a recent multi-vehicle car accident in Toledo, resulting in the injury of eight and the death of one.
On Thursday afternoon, a Ford Econoline driven by 32 year-old Jerome Jackson was stopped at a red light on westbound Cherry Street when it was suddenly hit from behind by a minivan estimated to be going over 60 mpg.
The impact utlimately caused a chain reaction of vehicle hitting vehicle at the stoplight.
According to reports from law enforcement officials, the driver of the minivan, 69 year-old Ronald Carpenter appeared to suffer a heart attack in the moments leading up to the initial collision. When emergency medical crews arrived on the scene, they rushed the father of nine to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Also injured in this Ohio motor vehicle accident: Steve Morgan, 30, of Toledo was driving aside Mr. Carpenter at the time of the accident and said he saw him blank out and his head go back and start to speed up. Jerome Jackson, 32, of Toledo was the driver of the Econoline and only suffered minor injuries.
Also involved in the accident was Jeremy Miller, 25, of Toledo; Joseph Adamson, 32, of Sylvania; Monica Adamson, 30, of Sylvania; Shanice Franklin, 20, of Toledo; Kristen Wolfe, 49, of Toledo; Bobby Winston, 37, of Toledo; and Perry Graves, 29, of Toledo. Fortunately, all have been reported to only suffer minor injuries.
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