Ohio Woman Seriously Injured By Drunk Driver

by | August 24th, 2012

August 24, 2012

An 18-year-old Ohio woman was left seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street earlier this week. According to The Lantern, the incident took place at roughly 2:15 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of North High Street and Chittenden Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

Reports from the Columbus Police Department indicate that the driver of a southbound vehicle along North High Street had a green light when he collided with the young woman who was attempting to cross the road outside of a crosswalk. The woman was rushed to a local hospital, where she remains in critical condition with numerous facial fractures and cuts, along with a brain injury associated with swelling and bleeding.

In the meantime, an investigation into the crash found that the driver of the vehicle involved had a blood alcohol content of 0.19, almost three times the legal limit in the state of Ohio. Officials say that the young man could face charges ranging from driving under the influence to aggravated assault. More serious charges could be filed if the injured victim’s condition does not keep improving.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller and McCarthy know that students and teens may be tempted to drink and drive with the back to school parties that are happening, but ask that you rise above the peer pressure and refrain from drinking and driving.