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.
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.