This time of year, extra trucks are on the road to deal with the ice and snow the Cincinnati area receives. There are plows, salt trucks, and private plows along with the usual semi-trucks that are common. Drivers have a lot of obstacles to deal with when they’re out on our roadways and sometimes these obstacles can cause serious truck accidents.
A recent accident near Centerville involved a car and salt truck. The salt truck was attempting to make a u-turn in the emergency lanes on I-675 when it cut off the car. The car hit the back of the salt truck. Both the driver of the salt truck and the car were taken to local hospitals with injuries. The accident is still under investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Winter weather conditions can be downright dangerous for Ohio drivers. Ice and snow are common and can lead to roadways being slick and impassable. Although snow plows and salt trucks are important in keeping the roads safe, they also can be a hazard. If a person has been involved in an accident involving a snow plow or salt truck they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can review the situation surrounding the accident and help determine what happened and who is at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Although salt trucks and snow plows have an important job to do they also need to drive safely while doing their job. Encounters with these vehicles can lead to serious accidents where victims may sustain injuries that require intensive medical care.