Kent, OH (January 24, 2024) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Monday in the Kent area claimed one person’s life. The accident occurred at around 8:45 p.m. on January 22.
According to official reports, a Spectrum employee was removing equipment from the bucket truck to begin working on a pole located on Lake Street, just east of Edgewood Drive. For unknown reasons, an eastbound Chevrolet Malibu crashed into the truck. One person involved in the accident, identified as 55-year-old William A. Williams, was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the car, a 50-year-old man from Kent, was injured in the accident. That person was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital. One additional person was injured in the crash as well, a 33-year-old man from Akron. He was transported to Summa Health System's Akron campus for medical care. At this time, investigations into the crash are ongoing.
We hope the injured victims make a timely recovery.
Our condolences go out to the family of William A. Williams.
The loss of a loved one can be extremely challenging to deal with. This is especially true when the reckless or negligent actions of another driver cause the death. During these difficult times, it is vital that families have the evidence that they need to ensure the person who is responsible for the death of their loved one is held accountable.
Unfortunately, ODOT does not hold video footage for more than 72 hours after an accident occurs. For this reason, it is crucial that your family seeks legal guidance immediately to ensure you have this evidence available when it comes time to pursue legal action against the responsible party. Our Rapid Response team at Merriman Legal, LLC will ensure footage from ODOT and other commercial properties is secured for your case. We will aggressively fight to help your family get justice and stand by your side as a fearless advocate from start to finish. Contact our Ohio wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible today at 216-522-9000 to get started.
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