We look to the new year with hope and resolution, hope for better tomorrows for ourselves and those we love and resolutions to get things right in order to realize those better tomorrows. Truly, it seems so many things are obtainable and the only thing standing in our way is our own folly. However, what if something were to sear the year 2016 into your memory as the most devastating of times, and your own folly has nothing to do with it? What if your future or the future of your loved one was taken away or altered permanently by the folly of another, perhaps a drunk, negligent or otherwise reckless driver? One proactive driver did his best to eliminate that outcome early in January 2016 when he called 911 after spotting a potentially drunk driver on the road. He tailed the speeding SUV in question and reported it as it erratically swerved, nearly hitting an SUV, a guardrail and a bridge.
The diligence of this caller enabled troopers to get a patrol car to pull the suspected drunk driver over. Upon being pulled over it was determined that the driver of the erratically driving vehicle was none other than former Buckeye's player, Maurice Clarett, who has had his share of brushes with the law.
Thankfully, no one was hurt by Clarett's driving. The trooper reportedly smelled alcohol and arrested Clarett when he refused sobriety and chemical testing.
If there was no diligent driver able to prevent a reckless driver from injuring you or your loved one and if things did not turn out so favorably, there is little that can be said to bring you any comfort or consolation. However, you are likely faced with incredible and unexpected expenses, including vehicle repairs, medical bills, funeral expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages. There is something you can do about that. An Ohio personal injury attorney knowledgeable in holding dangerous drivers financially accountable may be a great ally during your grief.
Source: WBNS-10TV, "Maurice Clarrett Arrested On OVI Charge," Glenn McEntyre, Jan. 4, 2016