Residents in Ohio understand that despite their best efforts to drive safely, others around them may not always be so careful. This is part of what makes motor vehicle accidents a sad reality on area roads despite strong laws and continual improvements made to vehicle safety features. When an at-fault driver is killed in a crash, however, people should not necessarily assume that they have no rights when it comes to seeking compensation after a crash.
Such is the situation that several people may find themselves in today after a 43-year-old man died in an accident that appears to have been caused by his choice to drive on the wrong side of the freeway. The incident ended up involving four vehicles including the sport utility vehicle that was driving into traffic on the northbound side of Interstate 77 in the early morning hours on a Sunday. A tractor trailer hauling fuel drove off the road in an attempt to avoid the head-on collision but was still hit and also ended up spilling fuel on the road, contributing to it being closed until late Sunday night.
Another passenger vehicle was hit head-on. One woman was reportedly in stable condition in a hospital following the wreck. No details were provided as to whether or not drugs or alcohol may have been involved.
People who have been involved in accidents caused by the negligence of others may find talking with an attorney helpful in understanding their options for justice.
Source: News 5 Cleveland, “Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash involving tanker truck on I-77 North at Broadway Ave. exit,” Meg Shaw, October 29, 2017