Drivers traveling the wrong direction or using the incorrect lane contribute to a considerable number of traffic accidents. It is often difficult to immediately determine why a driver may have been traveling the wrong direction, but an investigation into an SUV accident or other type of collision can often help determine what may have taken place. Because head-on crashes can result in serious injuries, legal claims could also arise.
It was recently reported that an accident in Ohio occurred between an SUV and another vehicle. Reports indicated that the driver of the SUV started traveling the wrong direction on an exit ramp and collided head-on with a car. Witnesses stated that the driver of the car tried to slow down to avoid the collision but was unable to do so.
The driver of the car and two occupants of the SUV were transported from the scene to be treated for injuries. One individual apparently suffered injuries due to the airbag deployment, but it was unclear which individual it might have been. It was noted that the driver of the SUV will likely be cited due to the nature of the accident. It was not mentioned whether alcohol use or any other form of impairment may have been suspected.
If the driver of the car suffered serious injuries due to the SUV accident, that individual may have cause to file a personal injury claim. Such claims could help an affected individuals pursue compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and other damages allowable under Ohio law. Information on moving forward with such a civil claim may be helpful.
Source: wkbn.com, “A two car crash closed a section of the 711 connector“, Jena Kosinski, May 16, 2015