Huber Heights, OH (February 22, 2024) – A Good Samaritan who was struck by a car last week in Huber Heights has succumbed to his injuries. The crash originally took place on Monday, February 12th on Interstate 70 near State Route 202 and Old Troy Pike.

Police say that 40-year-old Joseph Shives, of Huber Heights, was traveling on I-70 when he observed a crash. Shives pulled over and exited his vehicle to check on the accident victims. While he was out of his vehicle, Shives was hit from behind by an SUV that attempted to pass another vehicle on I-70. Shives was rushed to Miami Valley Hospital following the accident where he remained until Thursday, February 22nd when he succumbed to his injuries. The driver who struck Shives was not injured in the collision. There is no word at this time on whether any charges are expected to be filed. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. No further details have been released.

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Joseph Shives following this fatal traffic accident in Huber Heights.

Fatal Accidents in Ohio  Huber Heights, OH – UPDATE: Bystander Joseph Shives Dies from Injuries Suffered in Crash on I-70

Car accidents in Ohio take place very suddenly and unexpectedly. One minute you may be driving down the road minding your own business and the next you can be the victim of an injury accident. More than 1,100 are killed and more than 60,000 people are hurt annually in Ohio car accidents and many of these victims are injured in accidents that were not their fault. Due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on Ohio’s roadways, it is not uncommon for innocent motorists to sustain injuries.

Victims who have been hurt in car accidents that were not their fault may have certain legal rights and options. Under Ohio law, motorists can seek compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical and funeral costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of affection and consortium
  • Punitive damages in some cases

The amount of compensation to which you are entitled and the value of your case are two areas where you must have an experienced attorney by your side. Knowing how to handle these claims is a skill that comes with knowledge and experience.

At Attkisson Law Firm, we have handled hundreds of cases on behalf of injured victims and their loved ones. We know the steps that must be taken in order to help you obtain the compensation that you need. While we cannot change the fact that the accident occurred, we can help to ensure that you can offset some of the unexpected expenses that you are now facing. You could have a limited time to act so it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.

Our team stands ready 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 on your part until we obtain a recovery for you. To speak with a Huber Heights car accident attorney, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at (937) 632-1175.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes a variety of external sources to gather information to produce this post. These sources range from news outlet reports and local and state police reports to social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other relevant data concerning accidents in Dayton and throughout Ohio. While we strive for accuracy, we do not independently verify the facts surrounding these injury accidents. If you discover any inaccuracies in our reports, please inform us immediately. We are committed to correcting errors promptly. Additionally, we will consider removing a story if requested. 

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.