Two people were badly hurt after a serious crash on the evening of Feb. 23. The Ohio State Patrol has confirmed two people were injured in the crash, which involved both a passenger car and a tractor-trailer. Alcohol does not seem to have been a factor in the accident, but police are continuing their investigation. Charges could still be forthcoming.
If a truck driver negligently causes an accident, injuring another person, the injured person may be able to recover compensation for their damages not only from the negligent truck driver, but also from the truck driver's employer. There may be other potentially liable parties, as well.
Since Ohio is centrally located in the United States, it is common for large trucks to pass through the state on a regular basis. Drivers of passenger vehicles who share the road with trucks are justified if they are intimidated by the size of these trucks. Collisions with these trucks can cause serious injuries and fatalities. Because the roads are becoming increasingly dangerous, it is important for lawmakers to find solutions.
This blog recently discussed trucking industry regulations, and one area where truck driver regulations are strict is the area of distracted driving and texting while driving. Truck accidents can be caused by truck drivers who are texting while driving with catastrophic results for truck accident victims.
Because they are so large and heavy, commercial truck crashes are extraordinarily destructive, especially when they involve a collision with a smaller vehicle.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles can be more dangerous than other crashes on the road. They can also involve more complicated legal issues.
Truck accidents can cause serious, extensive and costly damage to victims and their families. As a result, it is necessary for truck accident victims and their families to be familiar with the legal resources protecting them when they have been harmed in a truck accident.
Ohio residents who live near Amish farms and villages are familiar with horse-drawn buggies bearing the easily recognizable orange identifying triangle. The Amish usually prefer traveling in their horse-drawn buggies to driving automobiles, but their presence on rural roads poses a special traffic hazard.
When truck drivers lose control of their vehicles, the results are often catastrophic. Even at relatively slow speeds, other drivers often have little or no chance of avoiding a careening truck. A recent truck accident in Northern Ohio killed two people after the truck driver failed to obey a reduced speed limit.
Despite the fact that truck drivers are more careful on average than motorists, truck accidents are still a major problem on the roads of Hamilton County. Semitrailers are much bigger than passenger cars and trucks. In fact, a semitrailer can weigh 25 times as much as a passenger car, so the destruction can be much worse if an accident happens between these two kinds of vehicles.