Unfortunately, even though driving is one of the most common behaviors in which people across the country engage daily, it can also be one of the deadliest if drivers do not follow road regulations and pay attention to changing road conditions. Even worse is when people get behind the wheel after they have consumed alcoholic drinks, putting not only their own lives in danger, but also the lives of everyone on the street around them.
A fatal accident recently occurred in Ohio when the driver of a car crashed into a store. An investigation revealed that the motorist was driving faster than the posted speed limit and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slam into the store. According to witnesses, the car caught fire after the accident. Police also concluded the car accident was alcohol related.
A 27-year-old woman died as a result of the drunk driving accident and four other passengers were injured and taken to the hospital to receive medical attention. The 34-year-old driver was going to be arrested after he was released from the hospital and will be charged with aggravated vehicular assault.
A drunk driving accident is one that can be avoided completely if people do not drive intoxicated. They should either call a taxi or get a friend to take them home, and they should never accept other passengers into their car, as they alone are the best judge of how impaired they are.
When an alcohol related-accident does take place in Ohio, family members can hold the negligent driver accountable through a personal injury or wrongful death suit, depending on the circumstances. Though it is not possible to quantify their loss, a successful suit may bring financial compensation to ease victims’ financial burdens that result from a crash.
Source: Cleveland.com, “Woman killed, four injured after car crashes into Family Store in Cleveland,” Evan MacDonald, April 28, 2014