Dayton, OH (February 19, 2024) – A Dayton man was killed and others were injured in a crash that took place on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at the intersection of Harshman Road and State Route 4.

According to a report from the scene, a 57-year-old man was driving a 2019 Nissan Altima on I-4 and attempting to turn onto Harshman Road. As the man turned, the Altima was struck by a 2023 Hyundai being driving southeast on Harshman Road. The Altima driver died at the scene. He was later identified as Leonard La Poma. The female driver of the Hyundai and two children in her vehicle were transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital with undisclosed injuries. The woman’s identity has not been released at this time. Police closed the road while they investigated the crash and cleared the area. Drivers were advised to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. At this time, it is unknown who was at fault for the accident. An investigation is underway.

We want to offer our thoughts and condolences to all who were affected by this tragic car accident in Dayton.

Fatal Car Accidents in Ohio  Dayton, OH – Man Killed, Three Hurt in Car Accident in Crash on Harshman Rd. at Rte. 4

Fatal car accidents in Ohio are becoming an epidemic. In 2021, the state recorded its highest number of traffic fatalities since 2002. In 2021, a total of 1,360 people were killed in car accidents in Ohio compared with 1,230 deaths the year before. These numbers place Ohio among the top 10 states when it comes to traffic deaths. From these statistics, it should be clear that operating a vehicle on Ohio’s roadways is dangerous and bring many potential hazards.

If you have been affected by a serious or fatal accident in Ohio, you are not alone. Each year, thousands of individuals and families across our state are devastated when they are suddenly affected. While this is undoubtedly one of the most difficult times of your life, you may have certain legal rights, including the right to take legal action to obtain compensation. While Ohio law can be favorable to crash victims and their loved ones, there are many potential traps for the unwary.

Here at the Attkisson Law Firm, we know the difficulties associated with car accident cases. Our team of attorneys has assisted hundreds of crash victims and loved ones. We fight for your right to receive fair compensation for your losses if another driver was at fault for the accident. Before you speak with an insurance company or other third party, you should know that they are not looking out for your best interest. Instead, you should give us a call to see how we can be of assistance.

Our team is standing by now to take your call. We provide free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. Our firms serves car accident victims across Ohio and we would be honored to assist you as you move forward. When you work with us, there is no financial obligation until we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. To speak with one of our Dayton personal injury lawyers, please reach out using our online intake form or give us a call any time at (937) 276-9700.

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Disclaimer: For many years, the attorneys at Attkisson Law Firm have dedicated themselves to assisting injured accident victims and their families throughout Ohio. We want to encourage everyone to slow down and operate motor vehicles with caution. Please note this post is not an attempt to solicit business. The information provided herein should not be considered medical or legal advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post was not taken at the accident scene.