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Pedestrian killed in Ohio car accident, 1 other injured

When drivers aren't driving in a safe manner, they usually don't think of how their actions might affect others. When a driver isn't keeping a vigilant watch for pedestrians, accidents that can injure or kill pedestrians can occur. These accidents not only affect the pedestrian, but also the pedestrian's family members and friends. An Ohio car accident along Appian Way in Columbus is one example of how serious things can turn when a driver slams into a pedestrian.

The accident occurred a little after 10:00 on the night of Aug. 3. A man was going northbound in his vehicle when he crossed the centerline and went onto the shoulder of the road. A man and a woman were on that shoulder when the vehicle came careening toward them. The vehicle struck the woman first. It then sideswiped a tree before hitting the man. The 59-year-old woman was killed. The 41-year-old man was injured. He had to be taken to a local hospital where his is listed in serious but stable condition.

The 32-year-old driver of the vehicle is facing criminal charges in relation to this fatal accident. He has been charged with aggravated vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular homicide.

The man who was injured was simply walking along the road with his bicycle when he was injured. The woman was just walking along when she was killed. This driver's actions have affected the family members of both of these people in a profound way. Her family has to live with nothing more than her memory. His family has to help him to recover.

For anyone who is struck by a vehicle, the costs of medical care and other economic damages like lost wages can quickly add up. It might be possible to recoup some of these damages by seeking compensation from the person who caused the accident.

Source:  TimesLeaderOnline.com, "Ohio man to face charges in fatal auto accident" Aug. 06, 2014

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