Patrick Fox, Cherie Fox Injured in Mail Truck Accident in Darke County, OH
Darke County, OH -- April 14, 2022, Patrick Fox and Cherie Fox were injured due to an accident where their vehicle and a mail truck collided.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 12:30 p.m. in the area of State Route 121 and US 36.
According to officials, 66-year-old Patrick Fox and 63-year-old Cherie Fox were in a Chevy Colorado traveling southbound along the highway. Police say that a mail truck coming out of a private drive failed to yield, resulting in a collision.
Due to the crash, both Patrick and Cherie Fox reportedly had minor injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Patrick Fox, Cherie Fox Mail Truck Accident in Darke County
Whatever happened here, it's at least encouraging to see there were only minor injuries mentioned in the reports. However, it's important to emphasize that this doesn't mean the crash should be taken any less seriously. Early reports don't always have a full grasp on the consequences of the crash, and there can be incredibly complex issues to address that victims and families need to be prepared for.
For example, I handled a situation not long ago where a man was hit by a commercial vehicle, and it left him with some back pain. Doctors sent him home with little more than a prescription for a heating pad and some ibuprofen. Days later, however, the pain became crippling, and he could barely get out of bed, let alone go back to work. Further tests revealed the crash ruptured a disk in his spine, a serious injury that would ultimately require surgery, months of recovery, and a lengthy back-and-forth with the insurance company that did everything in their power to avoid responsibility.
We got that man the help he needed, but it was an arduous ordeal I wouldn't wish upon anyone. It's important that folks understand these potential challenges and make sure they have the tools needed to overcome them. Were those steps taken here?