Jefferson County, OH (March 15, 2021) – Two people have lost their lives following a motor vehicle accident in Jefferson County on Friday afternoon. Just after 2:50 p.m., on March 12, the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the site of a crash on Ohio State Route 152.

Reports from authorities show that a Suzuki DRZ400 was traveling on Ohio State Route 152 when it collided with a pickup truck just outside of Empire. The impact of the crash ejected the 18-year-old driver, Daniel Irwin, and his 17-year-old female passenger. A second motorcyclist overturned his vehicle to avoid the collision.

Daniel Irwin and his passenger were both declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the second motorcycle was transported to a local hospital for treatment. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Daniel Irwin and the second victim who lost their lives in this accident.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio

Jefferson County, OH – Daniel Irwin & Teen Killed in Motorcycle Crash on OH-152 near EmpireAutomobile accidents are unpredictable. Regardless of the number of safety measures implemented throughout Ohio, we continue to see thousands of people injured on our roadways. Many accidents involve motorcyclists who are traveling along our roads. Motorcycle accidents are particularly catastrophic due to the fact that they are unprotected against the force of speeding vehicles weighing several thousands of pounds. Although we want to believe that everyone will overcome their injuries from accidents, this is not always true.

Each year, motorcycle accidents throughout Ohio claim the lives of more than 150 people. These accidents leave families throughout our state with overwhelming pain and suffering. There are far fewer things in life that are worse than experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of our loved ones. Not only are families forced to grieve from these senseless events, but they are often forced to cover tens of thousands of dollars in costs related to funeral and burial arrangements, medical treatment, and more. In some cases, families can work with a wrongful death attorney in Cleveland to obtain compensation for their tragic loss.

Although there is truly no amount of compensation that could ever replace our loved ones and make us whole again, having the financial resources necessary to cover resulting financial burdens can make the process of moving forward less stressful for surviving relatives. The Cleveland motorcycle accident attorneys at Rumizen Weisman, Co. Ltd. understand the challenges that families face after enduring a tragic loss. For this reason, our attorneys provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation to ensure they are able to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions and move forward from a loss in the best way possible, given the unfortunate circumstances. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role in their death, contact our personal injury attorneys in Cleveland at (216) 777-5756. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you.

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