Several weeks ago in Columbia Township, Ohio, four high school students lost their lives in a deadly car accident.
The accident occurred near railroad tracks, and only had one survivor. According to police reports, the five students in the motor vehicle were jumping railroad tracks for fun when the accident happened. After the car went airborne for more than 89 feet, the 17-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree, which caused the vehicle to roll over onto it’s roof.
Four of the five students inside the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation into the accident has been ongoing since then, and police have recently determined that high speeds played a large role in the fatal accident. The students were traveling at speeds of 69 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. After the accident took place, the 55 mph zone was reduced to 25 miles per hour.
If you have been injured in an accident due to a speeding driver, please contact the speeding accident lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.