The hurried pace at which so many people live their lives never seems to slow down. With children’s schedules, work days that never end due to constant availability, and the rush to get from point A to point B, drivers are becoming more and more impatient and hurried in Ohio. This can increase the likelihood of being involved in a car accident.

In a recent crash in Hancock County, three people were killed and two injured in a head-on crash. One of the injured was a 1-year-old girl. The accident happened when a vehicle lost control rounding a curve and drifted into the oncoming lane, causing the car to collide with a pickup truck coming from the opposite direction. The people who died were all pronounced dead at the scene. The injured, a woman and the 1-year-old girl, were transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital with their conditions unknown.

Serious crashes are on the rise in the area. There have been a total of six crashes to date this year that have resulted in the deaths of nine people. According to police, there were three factors that contributed to the cause of each of these crashes. The factors included speed, crossing the center line and failing to yield to the right-of-way.

No one likes to be late to a destination. But it is better to arrive late than to not arrive at all. It is in everyone’s best interest to slow down, pay attention and arrive safely in Ohio. Losing a loved one in a car accident that might have been prevented is a pain that may never go away. Nothing can undo the pain caused by the loss, but pursuing a civil suit against the party deemed responsible for an accident can prevent compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.