Do not enter signs mark exit ramps on highways. This is to prevent drivers from accidentally entering an exit ramp and driving the wrong way on a highway. Sadly, wrong-way accidents still occur on Ohio highways and the drivers are sometimes under the influence of alcohol. This can lead to a drunk driving accident.

Such was the case in a tragic crash that occurred recently on I-75 near Lima. An SUV was struck head-on by a Ford pickup truck that was traveling the wrong way. There were five passengers in the SUV. A 15-year-old boy in the SUV was killed in the crash. The driver of the SUV, the other three passengers and the driver of the pickup truck were all transported to the hospital, some with serious injuries and others with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The police believe alcohol played a role in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide. The full cause of the accident remains under investigation.

When a child dies in a tragic accident such as this one, the first thoughts of the child’s family and loved ones will be to deal with their grief and loss. Thoughts of compensation for their loss may not be in the forefront of their minds. However, a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney may be beneficial. No amount of compensation can bring the loved one back or make up for a drunk driver’s bad decision that led to the drunk driving accident. However, a successfully litigated claim in an Ohio civil court may help with any applicable medical expenses, final costs and may also provide compensation for pain and suffering.

Source: mlive.com, “Wrong-way driver on I-75 kills Michigan teenager in Ohio“, Lauren Slagter, May 7, 2018