Willoughby, OH (February 25, 2022) – Local reports revealed that a suspected drunk driver caused a two-car accident in the Willoughby area on Thursday morning, February 24. The crash was reported at around 2 a.m. on Erie Street. 

A red Dodge pickup truck and a Jeep Latitude reportedly crashed into the BMA Media Group building. According to local reports, the driver of the pickup rear-ended the Jeep while making a left turn. The impact caused both vehicles to crash into the structure. 

The driver of the Dodge fled on foot but was later apprehended by authorities. He was then transported to University Hospitals Lake West Medical Center for treatment. The 26-year-old woman driving the Jeep was also injured and taken to Lake West Hospital. Alcohol is believed to have been involved in the crash. 

An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Ohio Drunk Driving Accidents

Willoughby, OH - Drunk Driver Causes Crash into Building on Erie St

In Ohio, there is a serious problem with drunk driving. Drunk-driving-related accidents account for a significant number of fatalities on America’s roads. Every 52 minutes a drunk driver kills someone in the United States, resulting in 28 deaths per day. Approximately 10,000 people are killed each year in drunk-driving accidents. As a result, drunk drivers cause a significant number of fatal car accidents across the country.

Many car accident victims struggle to understand their rights in time to defend themselves after a collision, and the moments after a collision are critical in determining whether or not your compensation claim will be successful. Most people are unaware of state laws, insurance coverage, or what to do if they are injured in a car accident, making it difficult to file a personal injury claim. Fortunately, you are not required to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. Instead, you can hire an experienced attorney to assist you in recovering any lost compensation. A skilled Willoughby catastrophic injury lawyer can assist you in filing a claim and recovering damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

Willoughby Car Accident Lawyers

After years of fighting for accident victims’ rights, Joseph Law Group has developed extensive expertise in personal injury law, and we’ve helped clients from all over the state recover fully following an accident. Our Ohio car accident lawyers are committed to helping people rebuild their lives after tragic events, and we want to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.

Call a Willoughby car accident lawyer right away at 216-522-1600 if you have been injured in a car accident. You can be confident that your case is in capable hands.

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Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.