Columbus, OH (March 13, 2024) – An off-duty police officer in Columbus died in a motorcycle crash that happened on Wednesday morning, March 13th. The accident occurred just before 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 23 and Cottswold Drive.

According to a report, 36-year-old Andrew Mott was riding a motorcycle on his way home from work when he was struck by an SUV. Mott suffered critical injuries at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Mott worked for the Columbus Police Department. There is no word on how the accident took place and the driver of the SUV has not been identified.  The road was partially closed in the aftermath of the accident. Drivers were told to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel. An investigation remains ongoing at this time. It is unknown whether any charges are expected to be filed. No further details are available.

We want to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Andrew Mott following this fatal motorcycle crash in Columbus.

Ohio Motorcycle Accidents  Columbus, OH – Off-Duty Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash on U.S. 23 and Cottswold Dr.

Motorcycle riding is a popular activity in Ohio. However, it also comes with serious risks. According to statistics, more than 3,500 motorcycle crashes happen in our state every year. These accidents are also very likely to result in injuries with greater than 80% of riders being injured in motorcycle collisions. Many motorcycle crashes are serious in nature, and can lead to broken bones, head trauma, soft tissue damage, neck and spinal cord trauma, and other devastating physical injuries. To make matters worse, motorcyclists are often not at fault for the collision. Driver negligence, including failing to yield the right way, speeding, and distracted driving all play a major part in many Ohio motorcycle crashes.

Under Ohio law, if you were a victim of a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation. This includes the right to be reimbursed for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs, and more. The value of every case must be assessed by an experienced personal injury attorney. Here at Attkisson Law Firm, we help injured victims when they have been affected by someone else’s negligence. Our team of attorneys has many years of experience handling serious accident claims. Before you speak with an insurance adjuster or other third party, give us a call to see how we can be of assistance. Under Ohio’s statute of limitation, you have a limited time to act so it is important that you reach out to us at the soonest possible time in order to receive help.

Our firm is standing by to speak with you at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. There is no financial obligation unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. Let us help you obtain the justice and the compensation that you need to move forward. We strongly believe that all negligent drivers should be held fully accountable for their actions that caused a crash. To schedule your free appointment with a Columbus motorcycle accident lawyer, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at 937-632-1175.

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