We often forget how dangerous driving can be until, of course, we are in a car accident. However, we must always remember to drive with care because we never know the circumstances or condition of those around us. For example, a recent accident was caused by an intoxicated driver.

The hit-and-run crash

According to the police, at about 6:30 p.m., a local dialed 9-1-1 to report that she had been hit from behind by a vehicle that then sped away. While on the call, she explain that she was following the fleeing vehicle. At the intersection of Center Ridge and Dover Center, the fleeing vehicle ran a red light, but then stopped for the police. The police reported that the driver appeared intoxicated, and they found an open vodka bottle in the car.

The driver, a 31-year-old woman from Lorain woman was behind the wheel. She agreed and then failed a field sobriety test. The blood-alcohol breath test revealed that he woman was over the legal limit. This resulted in an arrest for leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

After motor vehicle accidents

For Cleveland, Ohio, metro area, and the northern tier of Ohio counties, residents, there are options after motor vehicle accidents. Specifically, through a personal injury lawsuit, victims of car accidents can hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. While these drivers may have to deal with the police and criminal justice system, it is imperative that those injured separately contact an attorney to file their civil justice lawsuit. This is how one recovers for their damages, including damages to their vehicle, injuries and pain and suffering.