Many people hop into cars with their friends for a fun night out. However, not all of those outings end with everyone making it home safely. In fact, a friend may make the mistake of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, and before a driver or passengers know it, a serious car accident can take place.
It was recently reported that an Ohio crash resulted in the injuries of two people. Apparently, a 26-year-old man was driving a vehicle when it presumably left the roadway before colliding with a tree. The collision caused the vehicle to sheer into two pieces, and one piece was wrapped around the tree. The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m., and authorities suspect that alcohol was a contributing factor.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot after the incident, but authorities later located him at his home. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Both he and a 25-year-old male passenger were ejected from the car, and the passenger suffered serious injuries. At the time of the report, the driver was facing a criminal charge of failing to stop after an accident.
Due to the severe damage the vehicle suffered in this car accident, the individuals involved are undoubtedly lucky to be alive. Still, the passenger did suffer serious injuries and could experience numerous hardships as a result. If he believes it could suit his circumstances, he may wish to consider filing a personal injury claim against the driver considered at fault in order to pursue compensation for damages allowable under Ohio state law.