The roads in Dayton and throughout Ohio can be busy, especially during the holiday season. This might lead to people making ill-advised decisions to try to get around heavy traffic, such as driving on the side of the road or violating other laws. This can result in motor vehicle accidents. When there is an auto accident of any kind, it can result in serious injuries and fatalities. Specifically, chain-reaction collisions, can be dangerous as there are few ways for people to avoid being hit. After a crash, those who were injured in any way — even if it seems minor — must remember their rights to pursue compensation in a legal filing.
A series of collisions in Dayton injured multiple people and sent several to the hospital. The spate of motor vehicle accidents stemmed from the driver of a red pickup truck driving onto the shoulder of the roadway and speeding to pass the slowed traffic. A minor collision was the cause of the initial slowdown. A witness said the vehicles were merging when the red truck sped by. It hit other vehicles, some of which flipped over. The driver of the pickup got out of his vehicle, ran away and asked another witness for assistance. Police caught the man who is now facing charges. The investigation is continuing and the extent of the injuries is unknown. However, people were trapped inside some of the vehicles.
Auto accidents can happen without warning. It only takes one moment in which a driver is distracted, under the influence, reckless or negligent to change the lives of many others. When there is a car collision, people can suffer brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones and more. They can even lose their lives. This can result in massive medical expenses, the need for long-term care, the inability to work, funeral costs and more. People who are reeling from an auto accident often forget to protect themselves. There are issues that must be addressed like gathering evidence and thinking about what steps are needed to move forward with a legal filing. Having help can be vital.
After a multi-vehicle accident in which people were trapped in overturned vehicles, the injuries often take time to manifest. It is not uncommon for accident victims to believe they are fine before experiencing pain and other damage from the crash. With this type of accident, it is imperative to get medical help. It is also wise to consider the legal options by contacting a law firm experienced in helping people recover compensation after motor vehicle accidents.