Wayne County, OH (December 31, 2020) – An accident reported in Wayne County claimed one woman’s life on Wednesday afternoon. At around 4 p.m., on December 29, the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an automobile accident on Ohio State Route 585.
Reports from the OSHP show that 34-year-old Karlene Kantamaki was driving a blue 2001 Chevrolet Malibu south on Ohio State Route 585 when her vehicle became involved in a collision with a blue 2017 Subaru Legacy, a blue 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, and a silver 2015 Honda Pilot near Ohio State Route 94.
Kantamaki was fatally injured in the accident. Paramedics arrived at the scene and declared the woman deceased due to her injuries. A child in the same vehicle was injured in the accident. The child was transported via ambulance to Akron Children’s Hospital. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the child injured in this accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Karlene Kantamaki. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio
Each year, over 75,000 people are injured in automobile accidents throughout the state of Ohio. We often witness the overwhelming consequences that victims in car and truck accidents are forced to endure. Although we can be proactive to protect others while driving on the roadways, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to take our safety into consideration. In fact, the majority of accidents are caused by the negligent actions of motorists. Unfortunately, not everyone makes it out of vehicle accidents alive.
Every year, more than 1,100 people lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions throughout our state. In some cases, victims are involved in accidents with semi-trucks, trains, and other commercial vehicles. The size and weight of 18-wheelers, combined with traveling at high rates of speed, increase the chances that people involved in collisions with them will be fatally injured. When victims lose their lives in truck accidents, their families are often left with overwhelming pain and suffering. When victims lose their lives in commercial vehicle accidents, their families are often left with overwhelming pain and suffering. In many cases, these accidents force families to spend tens of thousands of dollars on unexpected funeral costs. Although it may seem like no amount of compensation could ever make us whole again after experiencing the loss of a loved one, filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Cleveland helps grieving families collect the compensation they need to cover the costs they face after losing a loved one.
Working with a law firm after losing a loved one will ensure you are in the best position possible to hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice and compensation you deserve. The Cleveland wrongful death attorneys at Rumizen Weisman, Co., Ltd. have extensive experience helping families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in collisions. Our attorneys provide trusted and effective legal guidance that ensures those harmed by the negligent actions of others are able to move forward after enduring a tragic and unexpected loss. If you were injured in an accident, or your loved one lost their life, as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact our car accident attorneys in Cleveland at (216) 658-5500 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you.
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