Cincinnati PD is investigating an OVI crash where one driver sent themselves and another person to the hospital with critical injuries on Friday afternoon. The June 5th crash took place near Spring Grove Village. The driver struck two parked vehicles and a telephone pole. Both the driver and the passenger were trapped within the vehicle, unable to exit. After extraction through mechanical aid from the fire department, both people were taken the University of Cincinnati’s Medical Center. They arrived in critical condition.
First responders were on scene shortly before six in the afternoon. It’s not common that you see an OVI crash this severe so early into the day. Historically, the worst of the driving under the influence accidents happen between midnight and three in the morning. However, that didn’t stop this driver. The single-vehicle crash occurred, and both persons inside are in the hospital in stable but critical condition.
At this time, Cincinnati police are not releasing any names either of the driver or the passenger. They quickly barricaded off the area along with Spring Grove Village from Spring Grove through to West Mitchell Avenue. The driver was in a black sedan, and police did confirm shortly after escort to UC Medical Center that the driver was intoxicated.
As Cincinnati Police are still investigating this crash and attempting to understand exactly what happened, they have not yet posed any charges. What is currently known for certain is that the driver was operating a vehicle while intoxicated, although the BAC level was not announced to the public. Additionally, the driver appears to have run through an intersection without the right of way. Placing the passenger’s life, as well as their own life in jeopardy.
Cincinnati has been hit hard by recent events, and these accidents are only making it more difficult for the community to return to peace.
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