Wrong-way accident in Ohio claims life

Wrong-way drivers continue to pose problems for motorists in Ohio and elsewhere. Any number of reasons can cause someone to enter the wrong lanes of travel on a divided highway, and intoxication is one of the main reasons. Such seems to be the case in a recent wrong-way accident that claimed the life of another motorist.

Details regarding the accident

Around 10:43 p.m. on July 16, a Chevy Trax was heading east in the westbound lanes of U.S. Route 30 near Tuscarawas Township. At the same time, an unidentified vehicle driven by a 62-year-old man was heading west. The Chevy Trax collided with the other vehicle nearly head-on.

The 62-year-old driver was severely injured and passed away at a local hospital. The other driver, a 30-year-old man, was also seriously injured and at last report was still being treated at a local medical center. Authorities believe the 30-year-old was intoxicated at the time of the crash and they are continuing to investigate.

Seeking compensation

The surviving family of the deceased 62-year-old man has the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the alleged at-fault driver. As they consider their options, they will want to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Ohio for assistance. A lawyer can explain their rights and option for obtaining compensation and help them gather the evidence they will need to support their claim. A lawyer will also fight to help the clients pursue the maximum amount recoverable for the losses they sustained.

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Whatever your demands, Dungan & LeFevre is the full-service law firm you need. We can help you explore your options, guide you through challenges, and represent you in court. You can rely on our experience and knowledge to steer you to your best decision for the most reasonable price. Get started with a consultation.