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Ohio victims harmed by impaired driver

Traffic was stopped following a head-on collision on SR 108 near Airport Highway in Fulton County on March 31. Two people were seriously injured and transported to nearby hospitals, said authorities. Reports have suggested that alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the incident.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that a 2006 Cadillac STS, heading south on SR 108, was struck head-on by a 1999 Ford Contour that had been traveling north. The driver of the Contour drifted left of the center line and into oncoming traffic. Officials stated that it is believed that the driver of the Ford, a 41-year-old woman, may have been drowsy behind the wheel. She suffered serious injuries and was transported to Mercy St. Vincent for treatment. The driver of the Cadillac, a 76-year-old woman, was also seriously injured. Her 60-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries in the accident. Both occupants were transported to Fulton County Health Center for treatment.

Suffering serious injuries in a car accident can have many consequences for the victim. Aside from physical injuries, pain and recovery, a victim may find that the injuries hinder other areas in the person's life, such as returning to work. The inability to work can exacerbate the financial damages caused by the accident, particularly if medical expenses have accumulated. If the accident investigation indicates that an accident was due to the negligence of someone else, the victim may want to take legal action against the liable party in order to recover some of the financial losses incurred.

If an injury has prevented a car accident victim from working, a lawyer could review the investigative reports and other documents to determine liability. A lawyer might be instrumental in negotiating the terms of any compensation that the liable party may owe to the victim.

Source: NBC24, "Troopers say alcohol a factor in Fulton County serious injury crash," Amulya Raghuveer, April 1, 2015

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