Construction zones are a way of life in Ohio. The roads are constantly being updated. Unfortunately, that does mean that the State Highway Patrol does have to respond to serious injury crashes often.
Take, for example, this case that happened on U.S. 23 in Marion County involving a woman from Mansfield. The 38-year-old woman was injured in a two-car crash in Pleasant Township at around 3:48 p.m.
A man, 34, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria when he hit the 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck that was being driven by the 38-year-old woman. The woman’s vehicle also had a trailer attached.
The authorities reported that the man went out of the right-hand lane and hit the woman’s construction truck. She and her crew had been picking up cones at the time.
The man had several people inside his vehicle, including an infant, a 20-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman. Fortunately, no one was killed. The driver had to be transported to the hospital and then flown out for further medical treatment. All other passengers were airlifted from the scene to medical facilities that could treat their injuries.
The woman’s vehicle had only one passenger in the trailer. The passenger did not suffer injuries, but the woman did had minor injuries, according to the report.
In a crash like this one, it’s important to note that the driver who is responsible for the crash could be held liable for their passengers’ injuries as well as any injuries caused to other parties involved in the crash. Their negligence may make them liable for any damage or injuries caused.