Pictured above: Some of the wreckage caused by the accident (courtesy of Mansfield News Journal)
A devastating accident that occurred on Monday afternoon left several family members dead and several others injured. Larry Dennison Jr., age 43, was driving south on Delaware Avenue in Marion, Ohio when he sideswiped a Honda driven by Elisabeth C. Warren. As other motorists tried to stop Dennison, he continued driving and hit four other cars at Executive Drive. One of those cars that he struck immediately burst into flames, killing driver Johanna Sisson, her daughter Amanda Sisson and her husband, Edwin Sisson. Seven people in total were taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Although the crash remains under investigation and Dennison has not been officially charged by police, his previous driving and police record indicate that this was not the first time Dennison drove in a reckless manner. According to records, he has been involved in three crashes since 2009 and was cited in each accident for failure to assure clear distance. He has also had his driving privileges repeatedly withdrawn. Close friends reportedly also told officials that they had repeatedly tried to stop Dennison from driving in the past.
Below, the location of the accident:
Although it is not obvious what caused Dennison to drive into several cars, his driving record indicates a history of reckless driving. In this situation, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. The families of the victimis should consult with an attorney to file a suit against Dennison if he was found to have been driving recklessly. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.
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