Early in the hours of Sunday morning in late May, driver Le’Andrew Reed lost control of his vehicle. Reed is 33-years-old and an experienced driver, but after losing control of the car, he drove into a utility pole. His 2001 Buick LeSabre hit the pole hard along the 4200 blocks of Spring Grove Ave. The crash happened around 3:40 in the morning, and it was a single-vehicle accident. Cincinnati Police and Cincinnati Fire arrived on the scene quickly and concluded that Reed was the only one involved in the accident, and that it may be a possible DUI case.
Reed was taken the University of Cincinnati’s Medical Center for treatment, and doctors assessed his condition as critical upon arrival. They concluded that Reed was not wearing a seatbelt during the time of impact. Cincinnati Police report that they believe alcohol to be a major factor in Reed losing control of the vehicle. That is rather consistent with crashes happening during the time of day on Sundays.
Historically the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that most drunk driving accidents happen between midnight and three in the morning. This crash being just outside of that window, makes sense.
When these accidents happen, single-vehicle DUI crashes, it is most difficult for the families involved. There is no at-fault driver to blame. There is no way to focus their recovery on a resolution that holds the driver accountable. Instead, the family must work with the injured to help build a successful recovery that doesn’t lead to a repeat incident. Reed is lucky to have survived the crash, but it is clear there is a very long road ahead of him for physical recovery.
Cincinnati Police ask that any witnesses or anyone with information about the crash to please report what they know to the Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit.
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