20-year-old Alexander Hamilton was speeding in his 2000 Chevy Blazer when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an unoccupied, parked 1997 Nissan.
After the Blazer hit the Nissan, it “bounced” and rolled several times until it stopped in another yard.
Hamilton and his front-seat passenger, 19-year-old Cameron McIntosh were both injured and taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Both were later transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
According to reports, witnesses told police at the scene they saw Hamilton traveling 80- or 90-mph.
Police also believe alcohol was a factor. Preliminary blood tests show Hamilton had a blood-alcohol content of .256 percent. In Ohio, .08-percent is the legal limit.
Hamilton was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, call our Dayton, Ohio car accident lawyers for a free case evaluation or to request your FREE copy of The Ohio Accident Book.