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Serious Ohio car accident attributed to wrong-way driver

Commuting by way of the local interstates can be a frustrating and even dangerous undertaking under the best of conditions. When conditions are less than favorable, such as during poor lighting or heavy traffic, then the risk of getting involved in a serious car accident often increases. An Ohio accident recently sent two drivers to local medical centers.

The early morning wreck purportedly was caused when a driver was operating his vehicle against traffic in the wrong lane. The driver, described as being in his 20's, struck a tractor trailer on the left hand corner. That impact caused the wrong-way driver to lose control of his vehicle and go into a spin. That motion sent his car into a collision with a third automobile.

The driver of the third car suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The first driver suffered critical injuries. It was not disclosed whether the trucker suffered any injury in the initial collision. Ohio officials are investigating the accident as being the result of intoxicating substances.

Police have not yet charged the driver believed to have caused this serious car accident, but the investigation is still ongoing and may end in him facing several charges, including operating a vehicle under the influence. The driver of the third vehicle is unknown, though he may face a long recovery. In addition to the physical injuries he has suffered -- through no apparent fault of his own -- he may also face mounting monetary losses from medical bills and lost wages if he is required to miss time from work. He may choose to seek information regarding his options of seeking financial recompense through the filing of a personal injury civil suit.

Source: news5cleveland.com, "Interstate 71 northbound back open following wrong-way crash that injured two", Kaylyn Hlavaty, Aug. 3, 2017

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