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Car crash involving wrong-way driver kills two

| Jun 22, 2017 | Car Accidents

It only takes a split-second for an accident to occur on Ohio’s roadways that alters the lives of those involved forever. Those lucky to survive a car crash may still be seriously injured, and in the worst of circumstances, car accidents can claim the lives of innocent people.

A recent auto accident in Mt. Orab, Ohio, has claimed the life of two people and injured three others. A Kia Optima was heading due west in the eastbound lanes of traffic. It struck a GMC Sierra. Following that, the Kia Optima struck a Mazda 6.

The drivers of the Kia Optima and the GMC Sierra died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Mazda 6 was hospitalized with injuries that are not life threatening. A passenger in the GMC Sierra was hospitalized with serious injuries. Finally, a passenger in the Mazda 6 was hospitalized with injuries that are not life threatening. While an investigation is ongoing, it appears that everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seat belt, and alcohol or drugs did not play a role in the crash.

As this shows, negligent acts, such as driving the wrong way down the road, occur on Ohio’s roadways. While three people were fortunate to only have been injured in this recent crash, two others lost their lives.

In accidents like this, the survivors of the accident may want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, or the families of the deceased may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. By doing so, these parties may be able to seek compensation for the financial losses they suffered due to the crash.

Source: FOX 19, “Two dead, three hurt in Brown County crash,” June 17, 2017

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