Driving on the right side of the road is a fundamental part of safe driving and one of the first things new drivers in Ohio are taught. Nevertheless, wrong-way drivers cause thousands of car accidents annually across the country. There’s little time to react when two vehicles are approaching one another head-on at high speeds. Head-on collisions are some of the deadliest types of crashes and usually result in serious or fatal injuries.
Details of a head-on collision
Recently in Cincinnati, one person was killed and two others were injured after two vehicles collided head-on. The accident happened during the overnight hours near the 2000 block of Harrison Avenue. According to police reports, a minivan was headed east on Harrison Avenue when the driver crossed over the centerline and crashed head-on into a westbound vehicle.
Authorities said the driver of the westbound vehicle was taken to a local hospital but died a short time later. Passengers in both vehicles suffered injuries. One of them was a child. Police noted that impairment as well as excessive speed may have played a role in the crash.
Legal recourse for victims and families
No Ohio driver knows what they might face out on the road. Encountering a wrong-way driver is frightening and often results in a tragic collision. These accidents are typically the result of driver negligence. In cases such as this, victims or the surviving family members of deceased victims have the right to seek legal recourse and speak with an experienced attorney about seeking the monetary damages to which they are entitled.