No driver wants to look out on the road and see a pair of headlights heading straight for his or her vehicle. Unfortunately, many people find themselves the victims of car accidents caused by wrong-way drivers all too often. Alcohol is also often a common factor in these incidents.
It was recently reported that a crash in Ohio resulted from a driver traveling in the wrong direction. The person was traveling west in the eastbound lane of the roadway, and that driver’s vehicle collided with another car that was carrying a woman, a 9-year-old child and a 13-year-old child. It was not mentioned whether there were any other individuals in the wrong-way vehicle aside from the driver, and neither driver’s age was given in the report.
The woman and children in the vehicle that was hit all suffered serious injuries in the incident. They were taken to an area hospital to be treated. The report also stated that the wrong-way driver suffered life-threatening injuries. Authorities suspect that alcohol played a role in the incident, but additional information on that aspect was not given in the report.
When car accidents lead to serious injuries, the victims may need considerable time to recover. The woman and children injured in this Ohio crash are likely feeling lucky to have survived the incident. Still, they may have a number of hardships ahead of them, and the woman may want to consider her legal options for seeking compensation. A personal injury claim may allow her to pursue monetary recompense for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other permitted damages stemming from the incident.