On December 23, 2012, a 40-year-old man crashed into a minivan on I-75 In Warren County, Ohio, killing the couple inside and seriously injuring the four children with them. The driver himself was also killed in the accident, along with his own 7-year-old son, and a second child in his car was left with major injuries. The family in the minivan was from Tennessee, traveling in Ohio to visit relatives over Christmas.
After a lengthy investigation, it was confirmed today that the driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .346 – over four times the legal limit. This impairment was what caused him to get on the highway going the opposite direction and slam into the minivan in a head-on collision. Colonel John Born, the Patrol Superintendent, said: “This crash underscores the Patrol’s resolve to remove these dangerous drivers from Ohio’s roadways.”
Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of fatal car accidents. The lives of families are consistently torn apart because of one bad judgment call made by a driver under the influence. When this happens, the law will punish the drunk driver, but it will not help the victims of the accident. You need an experienced car accident attorney to ensure you obtain the justice and compensation your family deserves.
If you have been seriously injured, or if your loved one has been killed by a drunk driver in the Columbus, Dublin, or New Albany areas of Ohio, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. today to schedule a free case evaluation.