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7 injured in Ohio car accident

Authorities reported that a total of seven people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Carroll Township in Northeastern Ohio on Oct. 12. According to reports, four of the injured are Mount Clemens residents while three are residents of Kettering. An eighth person involved, a 21-year-old Mount Clements man who was driving one of the vehicles, was apparently not injured in the crash.

The accident occurred when the 21-year-old driver attempted to turn left from the westbound lane on Ohio 2 and into a restaurant parking lot. When he tried to make the left-hand turn, he allegedly failed to take into account the traffic flow. The car the 21-year-old was driving was struck by a vehicle driven by a 52-year-old Kettering man. Sources indicated that 52-year-old was unable to stop his vehicle in time to avoid the collision. Both cars sustained heavy front-end damage.

The second driver of the vehicle and three of his passengers were flown for treatment to St. Vincent Medical Center. Three other passengers in the 21-year-old's vehicle were transported via ambulance for treatment at Magruder Hospital. Law enforcement issued a citation to the 21-year-old for failing to yield when turning left.

Inattentive or distracted driving could cause accidents that result in serious injuries. When someone is injured in a car accident due to the negligence of a distracted driver, the at-fault individual could potentially be held civilly liable by the injured parties. Crash victims might be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses, time lost from work, property losses and other associated costs. A personal injury attorney could review the facts to determine what damages might be recoverable following a serious wreck.

Source: Macomb Daily , "Four Mount Clemens residents hurt in Ohio crash", October 13, 2014

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