CINCINNATI, OHIO -
One person is dead and four others are critically hurt after a car crash early Sunday morning.
Authorities say James Walker,40, was driving his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am at a high rate of speed when he lost control on Reading Road, striking a utility pole.
This occurred in the early morning hours on Reading Road near 12th Street in Pendleton
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Walker was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be freed by fire crews. He was taken to University Hospital where he later died.
His passengers, Lakeisha Walker, Jeremy Johnson, Alfie Childers and Jumard Brooks were all seriously hurt in the crash. They were all taken to University Hospital. University Hospital is a class 1 trauma facility with some of the best doctors in the country.
Lakeisha Walker is listed in critical condition. The other three passengers are all in serious condition.
Police say speed and alcohol do appear to be factors in the crash. (Though the evidence on which this is bases was not stated in any of the news reports)
The Cincinnati Traffic Unit is investigating the cause of the crash and ask that anyone who may have witnessed the accident call (513) 352-2514.
Source: Scripps Media
Once again the lives of many will be changed forever. Condolences to everyone suffering these losses.
These simple facts have so much legal significance. Are the passengers able to recover compensation for their injuries. There are several factors. How much did they know about the driver's drinking. You can be partially at fault for driving with a drunk driver. Any percentage of your fault attributable to your injuries will reduce your recovery.
Also where is the insurance. Multiple people were hurt. The driver likely did not have enough liability insurance to pay everyone's damages. So someone has to find underinsured motorist coverage in an auto policy of their own or a family member that may cover them.
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