The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a double fatal car accident that happened Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. near milepost 5 on Ohio Route 83. The head-on accident occurred when one driver went off the road, overcorrected, and crossed the center line, striking a car carrying a family of four. When emergency crews arrived, they found the father responsive, but suffering from serious internal injuries. The 13-year-old daughter was unresponsive, but alive. The mother also had internal injuries and was transported to a nearby medical center, where she died. The 11-year-old son was pronounced dead on the scene.

Although the accident is still under investigation, it is suspected that alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the crash. The responsible driver had two previous DUI arrests. Apparently, he is a serial drunk driver who needed to learn his lesson and get off bottle or off the road, but now his failure to learn his lesson has cost the lives of two innocent people.

If you have been arrested for DUI, take it as a lucky sign–you could have killed someone, including yourself, but instead you’ve been given another chance to stop driving drunk. Whether you can do it yourself or if you need help, you should try to reform your ways.

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your loss. To learn more, please call or email Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA today to schedule your consultation.