A late morning crash near the intersection of Mayfield and Taylor Roads in Cleveland Heights ended in tragedy.
Gloria Lewis, 82, was driving a Chevrolet Impala southbound on Taylor Road when she slowed to make a right turn onto Mayfield Road. While in the intersection, she was struck by a Ford Transit delivery van.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and attempted to stabilize Lewis. She was later transferred to University Hospitals’ trauma center where she was pronounced dead, according to reports.
The driver of the van was transported to MetroHealth Cleveland Heights Medical Center with minor injuries, according to John Bryan, Cleveland Heights Assistant Fire Chief. The van was owned by Unger’s Kosher Bakery and Food Shop of Cleveland Heights.
Law enforcement was unable to pinpoint the cause of the accident and an investigation remained underway, according to Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg. Toxicology result were also pending.
Ohio law protects victims
Coming to terms with a serious accident is never easy, but acceptance is all the more difficult if the crash was caused by negligence. With debilitating bodily injuries, mental trauma, and medical debt, getting back to normal may seem impossible.
Thankfully, Ohio Law protects victims of negligent driving. With the help of an experienced car accident attorney, they can file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for the losses they suffered.
Cleveland residents shouldn’t hesitate to get started, car accident lawsuits often require an extensive investigation and could take months to resolve. Furthermore, Ohio Law imposes a two-year statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits. Failure to act promptly could mean permanently forfeiting the right to legal recourse.