Investigators Examining Vehicle Weight in Ohio Truck Accident

by | August 2nd, 2013

August 2, 2013

A 28-year-old man was left seriously injured as the result of an Ohio Truck Accident that occurred earlier this week. Now, investigators are looking into whether or not the truck was overloaded and if the vehicle’s weight was a contributing factor in the accident.

According to a story from WHIOTV News, the crash happened just before 4:15 p.m. this past Wednesday, July 31, at the intersection of Ohio 48 and Versailles Road in Miami County. Reports indicate the victim was traveling along Versailles Road in a minivan. When he approached the intersection with Ohio 48, he went through a stop sign and was struck by a southbound tractor-trailer traveling along the highway.

The impact of the collision destroyed both vehicles and the driver of the minivan was seriously injured. The victim was rushed to a local trauma center, where he remains in serious condition.

Investigators say they are now collecting the wreckage of the truck to weigh the chassis, along with a set of steel coils, in order to determine if the truck was in compliance with weight standards.

The accident underscores the many factors that can come into play in a truck accident.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy understand the complexities of commercial truck regulations. The firm encourages anyone who has been injured in an accident involving a big rig to discuss their legal options with an attorney.