Driving is something that most Ohio residents do every day and is often taken for granted. When drivers get behind the wheel and start their vehicles, they never truly expect to be involved in a wreck. However, there is risk involved each time a motorist takes to the road. Whether a person is an experienced driver or a beginner, it is important to understand the risks these days and what to do in the aftermath of an unfortunate accident.
Accident causes injuries to several people
Recently near Marietta, a two-vehicle accident resulted in several people being sent to the hospital. The accident happened during the morning hours on Ohio 7 near Products Lane. Apparently, a minivan with five occupants was headed north on Ohio 7 and attempted to turn left onto Products Lane. According to reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the minivan collided head-on with a black SUV that was headed south on Ohio 7.
Reportedly, an adult and three juveniles in the SUV were all injured. And a passenger in the minivan was ejected and suffered critical injuries. The van also contained two juveniles and an infant, police said. According to authorities, all drivers and passengers involved in the crash were taken to a local medical center for treatment.
What can be done in the aftermath?
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death and injury across the country. Sadly, many crashes are completely preventable. Anyone in Ohio who is hurt or suffers the loss of a loved one in a car crash caused by the negligence of another party can speak with a knowledgeable attorney about their options for recourse. A successful lawsuit could supply victims and families with much-needed financial relief.