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2 Ohio residents injured in alleged drunk driving crash

A single-vehicle car accident that occurred in Ohio on Sept. 9 left two people with injuries. According to the news source, the vehicle was traveling in the 3800 block of Jasper Road when the car suddenly veered off both sides of the road prior to rolling over several times.

Authorities stated that emergency crews were dispatched to the area of the crash at approximately 11:00 p.m. The two male occupants had to be extricated from the vehicle. One person was flown to Miami Valley Hospital, and the other was transported to the same hospital via ambulance. On the morning after the wreck, the driver was identified as a 20-year-old Jamestown resident. His passenger, 21, is from Xenia.

As of Sept. 10, both individuals remained at the hospital in stable condition. Authorities said alcohol factored into the car crash, and charges were pending against the driver.

Car accident injuries can be incredibly severe and result in a long period of recovery and a lower quality of life. Single-vehicle accidents can be caused by a number of factors that include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drivers while fatigued and distracted driving due to cellphone use or the actions of a passenger.

When a motorist is suspected of having caused an accident that injures a passenger in his or her vehicle, the passenger may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit against that driver. In order for such a plaintiff to receive a favorable outcome from such litigation, the case's jury would have to be convinced that the defendant's negligence led to the accident and that the accident caused the plaintiff's injuries. Damages awarded in personal injury suits are typically tied to financial harms like medical bills and property damage.

Source: WHIO, "2 hurt in wreck on Jasper Road, Greene County", September 10, 2014

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