A man who was injured in a recent crash is in a coma with serious brain injuries. His girlfriend was charged with careless driving and great bodily injury by vehicle and has been released on bail. In Ohio, many people are killed or injured each year from a DWI accident, often unable to go back to work and left with mounting medical bills.
The accident occurred on Easter Sunday when the man’s girlfriend was driving him after their holiday celebration. She admits to taking anxiety medication and drinking before she took the wheel and ran a red light. It was supposed to be his last adventure before he went to Army National Guard boot camp on Monday morning. Sadly, that was not to be.
According to the man’s sister, there is still no way to tell just how badly damaged the man’s brain is. He was thrown from the car during the accident, shattering his face. He will need reconstructive surgery on both his face and jaw. The man has a four-year-old daughter.
The man’s sister asks that anyone who hears his story refrain from drinking and driving. She insists that there are too many resources available, such as Uber, taxi’s and other methods of transportation, for people to use rather than to risk someone’s life by taking the wheel after drinking. She adds that even one drink is too many.
For anyone in Ohio who has been injured in a DWI accident, the medical bills, time lost from work, costs of childcare and other financial issues can seem impossible. With the help of a personal injury attorney, the person may not have to battle it all alone. Personal injury lawyers can guide their clients in how to file a suit for compensation from their injuries and loss.
Source: kob.com, “Man who suffered serious brain injuries in Santa Fe crash remains in coma“, Kai Porter, April 23, 2017