An 81-year-old man is in critical condition at a local hospital after he lost control of his vehicle on I-275 Saturday afternoon.
Roger Cox was headed westbound on the interstate when he suffered a medical event near the Kellogg Avenue exit, according to local police. The mans vehicle went off the interstate, through a median and struck a guardrail.
Emergency crews arrived and at the scene of the accident and Cox was transported to a local area hospital. The victim was wearing his seatbelt and police do not believe he was impaired or speeding.
Anyone who witnessed the Cincinnati car accident can call the Cincinnati Police Departments Traffic Unit to provide any further information about what may have happened.
In Ohio, more than 13,000 car crashes involved drivers over the age of 76 in 2013; about 58 percent of the time, the elderly drivers made an error that led to the collision. More than 7,700 of these crashes were caused by male drivers over the age of 76.
Have you or someone you love been injured in an auto accident involving an elderly driver? Did you know that victims of such accidents may be entitled to compensation for damage?
The Cincinnati, OH personal injury lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy can help victims of auto accidents fight for their right to fair and just compensation. We can help you determine what your legal rights are and if the details of your crash warrant filing a claim.