Brunswick Auto Accident Shuts Down Interstate 71

by nph | June 10th, 2011

June 10, 2011

Two lanes of traffic on Interstate 71, near Brunswick, Ohio, had to be shut down Thursday evening so Ohio State Highway Patrol could reconstruct a one-vehicle car accident that ended with severe injury of the driver. WEWS 5 News reported the lanes were reopened by 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The accident occurred around 7 p.m. when the driver of a pickup hauling a trailer full of wood lost control of his vehicle. The truck rolled several times and came to rest after being caught on a road sign.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said the driver was flown to a local hospital, where his condition was unknown. Highway patrol officers were on the scene to determine the cause of the car accident.

Every 14 seconds, a car accident occurs that results in an injury. If another person is found to be at fault for the accident and your injuries were caused by the car accident, the law entitles you to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, and other damages.

If you have suffered injuries because of a car accident that was not your fault, an Ohio auto accident attorney may be able to help you settle your case against the insurance companies. The lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy have offered several tips on how to handle the aftermath of your accident in a video interview with attorney Andy Young, who handles many of the firm’s auto accident cases.