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Drugs believed to have been a factor in auto accident

The risk of a Cincinnati driver under the influence causing an auto accident is significant. It can lead to a person being severely hurt and worse. While many of these crashes are automatically thought to be alcohol-related, drugs are also a problem that is growing in frequency. A car accident victim can be a pedestrian, a bicyclist or another driver. After an accident, it is important that a full investigation be conducted to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor so the victim can use it as evidence if he or she would like to seek compensation in a legal filing.

An employee working at an auto parts store was hit by a car while he was in the parking lot. The accident happened in the mid-morning. A 36-year-old man jumped the curb in his car and hit the 24-year-old worker. When law enforcement was called, they found the driver was sluggish and his pupils were non-reactive. He reportedly told police that he had used Ativan before the accident. He is also believed to have been speeding.

In the accident, the worker was hit and the driver continued driving along the parking lot before stopping in the bushes. The victim suffered several broken bones, including his femur and arm, and cuts to his face. He was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. A sergeant with the police department stated that the driver was high on heroin at the time of the accident and lost control of the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular assault.

There are a great number of problems that can arise after a car accident including the possibility of a long hospital stay, surgical procedures, rehabilitation, lost wages, the need for extended care and the chance that the victim will never return to normal. If there was a fatality, the family must find a way to go on financially and emotionally. When everything is taken into account, seeking compensation through a lawsuit is often the only way to make ends meet. Having proof that the accident might have been caused by a driver who had been using drugs can be a key. An experienced legal professional can help with investigating and pursuing a case.

Source: fox19.com, "Police: Driver overdosed on heroin before hitting worker outside auto shop," Emily Zengel, Mike Schell, Dec. 21, 2016

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