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The Cochran Firm – Ohio Reports on Criminal Indictment in Car Accident that Took Life of 3-Year-Old Westwood Boy on October 8th


Driver of Car that Killed Rodriquez Taylor Indicted on Two Counts of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and One Count Each of Aggravated Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Assault.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 27, 2012

The Cochran Firm - Ohio, a leading full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, reports that a criminal indictment has been entered against the driver implicated in the death of a 3-year-old Westwood Boy, Rodriquez Taylor. On October 24, 2012, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted 35-year-old Sheba Basabose on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count each of aggravated vehicular assault and vehicular assault. According to a report from, if convicted, Ms. Basabose faces a maximum prison sentence of 12 1/2 years.
[Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, OH | Case Number B 1206979]

"It is our understanding that the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office is doing their due diligence to investigate this incident. With their efforts in addition to ours we are confident that we can bring peace of mind to the family of Rodriquez Taylor and his mother, Jocelyn Austin," said Ms. Austin's attorney, Sean Walton Jr. of Cochran-Ohio.

According to a report from, Ms. Austin was walking with her three children on the east side of McHenry Avenue en route to their babysitter just before dawn on the morning of October 8th. Ms. Austin was pushing Ricardo in his stroller, while Rodriquez and his 5-year-old brother, Robert Taylor Jr., were holding on to her hands, when a car suddenly careened toward them. Rodriquez was rushed to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Ms. Austin's and Ricardo's injuries were not life-threatening. Robert was the only member of the family who escaped the accident without being hurt. According to a report by, a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Ms. Basabose had flown out of control and crossed the center line behind Ms. Austin and her children. The car slammed into a utility pole before hitting the family. The vehicle only came to a stop after it hit a fire hydrant.

"This was a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a child and the devastation of a family. It is our job to represent the family and ensure that both justice is served and the family is allowed to move forward the best way they can,” said Michael L Wright, Cochran-Ohio. The family of Rodriquez Taylor has retained The Cochran Firm – Ohio in the wake of this tragedy.

Unfortunately, the tragedy that has befallen Ms. Austin and her family is far from an isolated incident. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, pedestrians were involved in more than 2,000 motor vehicle crashes on Ohio roads and highways in 2011. Those accidents resulted in 91 deaths and 2,210 injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in an Ohio car accident, it is vital you retain a skilled attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. If you are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a pedestrian accident or other motor vehicle crash, please contact The Cochran Firm today by visiting, or call (513) 381-HURT.

About The Cochran Firm - Ohio

The Cochran Firm - Ohio, is a leading full service, personal injury law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton that handles personal injury cases throughout all of Ohio. Founded over 40 years ago by famed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm - Ohio, has established itself as one of the premier personal injury law firms in the United States and has been recognized for delivering successful results to their clients across a broad range of claims stemming from car / auto accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, and product liability lawsuits. For over 40 years, The Cochran Firm - Ohio's team of highly experienced lawyers have continually fought for justice for all its clients. If you've been injured call Ohio's leading full service law firm "The Cochran Firm - Ohio" today at 513-381-HURT.

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