The number of vehicles on Ohio roadways continues to increase, and with additional vehicles comes the additional risk of injury or death. Cars are being built with more safety features, but in spite of this, a fatal car accident is an ever present possibility. An accident in Fairfield Township resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others.

A 2013 Nissan was travelling southwest on Ohio 128 when it crossed the center line and hit a Hyundai sedan travelling in the opposite direction. The Nissan then hit a tractor trailer that was also travelling northeast. After hitting the tractor trailer the Nissan came to a stop after hitting a guard rail.

The driver of the Hyundai died at the scene, according to the Fairfield police. The driver of the Nissan was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The driver of the semi was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Speed may have been a factor, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The death of a loved one in Ohio due to another person’s negligence behind the wheel that results in a fatal car accident can be hard to accept. While no one can bring the loved one back, a civil suit against the party deemed responsible can provide compensation for funeral costs, medical expenses and other verifiable losses. A consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney would be able to provide the surviving loved ones with the information they need to bring a civil suit against the person or persons deemed responsible for the accident.