Lakewood, OH (August 31, 2020) – An auto accident reported in the Lakewood area claimed one woman’s life on Sunday evening. Just after 5 p.m., on August 30, the Lakewood Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Cove Avenue.
Reports provided by authorities show that 22-year-old Rukia Isis was walking near 1313 Cove Avenue when she was struck by a westbound train.
Isis sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Emergency crews responded to the site and declared the woman deceased at the scene. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident remain under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Rukia Isis. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Ohio
Regardless of the number of safety measures implemented throughout Ohio, we continue to see thousands of people injured on our roadways. Many accidents involve pedestrians traveling along our roads while outside of vehicles. Pedestrian accidents are particularly catastrophic due to the fact that they are unprotected against the force of speeding vehicles weighing several thousands of pounds. Although we want to believe that everyone will overcome their injuries from accidents, this is not always true.
Each year, pedestrian accidents throughout Ohio claim the lives of more than 150 people. These accidents leave families throughout our state with overwhelming pain and suffering. There are far fewer things in life that are worse than experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of our loved ones. Not only are families forced to grieve from these senseless events, but they are often forced to cover tens of thousands of dollars in costs related to funeral and burial arrangements, medical treatment, and more. In some cases, families can work with a wrongful death attorney in Cleveland to obtain compensation for their tragic loss.
Although there is truly no amount of compensation that could ever replace our loved ones and make us whole again, having the financial resources necessary to cover resulting financial burdens can make the process of moving forward less stressful for surviving relatives. The Cleveland pedestrian accident attorneys at Rumizen Weisman, Co. Ltd. understand the challenges that families face after enduring a tragic loss. For this reason, our attorneys provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation to ensure they are able to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions and move forward from a loss in the best way possible, given the unfortunate circumstances. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role in their death, contact our personal injury attorneys in Cleveland at (216) 658-5500. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you.
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