A 27-year-old woman was critically injured in a traffic collision on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. The Cleveland Division of Fire confirmed that the head-on crash happened during the early hours of Thursday, December 9th. Wrong-way driving caused the accident.
The accident involved a Nissan vehicle and a semi-truck. According to the Cleveland Police Department, at about 2 a.m. The female driver of the 2020 Nissan drove west in the interstate’s eastbound lanes. The woman and the trailer tried to avoid each other at the last minute but ended up colliding.
The force of the impact divided the Nissan vehicle and ejected the driver onto the roadway. Cleveland EMS transported the woman to University Hospitals in critical condition. She suffered head injuries and multiple fractures; there's no update on her condition at this time.
The fire department spokesperson said the 39-year-old female semi-truck driver was uninjured in the collision. Cleveland Fire HazMat cleared a mess of diesel on the roadway. The crash led to the closure of E. 152nd Street to E. 185th Street for about five hours. The authorities reopened the road at about 7:05 a.m.
The Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit also helped at the crash scene. The investigation into the collision on Interstate 90 is ongoing.
Wrong-way crashes are not very common, but they have deadly consequences when they happen. Under Ohio law, a crash victim can request compensation from the person who caused the accident. In a wrong-way crash, that will be the wrong-way driver. The settlement covers the medical expenses, lost income, and vehicle repair. It also covers non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional anguish.
So were you in a wrong-way accident? Contact Young, Reverman, and Mazzei to talk with an Ohio auto accident attorney and learn your legal options.