Investigators Working To Determine Cause of Fatal Ohio Truck Accident

by | October 2nd, 2013

October 2, 2013

Due to the size and weight of commercial tractor-trailers, the Ohio Truck Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain accidents involving these vehicles can be devastating. The damage these crashes cause can often make determining fault a complex process.

This is why officials are continuing to sift through evidence stemming from a fatal collision that occurred between a “big rig” and a minivan yesterday morning. A story from The Lima News states the incident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. at the corner of U.S. 127 and Route 81 in Van Wert County.

Reports indicate the 31-year-old victim was driving a northbound minivan along U.S. 127. When she slowed at the intersection with Route 81, a loaded tractor-trailer being driven by a 45-year-old man slammed into the rear of the vehicle.

The accident has prompted investigations to analyze the truck’s maintenance records, as well as whether or not the driver was distracted or had enough rest prior to the collision. Alcohol has been ruled out as a factor.

The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how complex investigations into a truck accident can be. The firm also notes these complexities can easily allow mistakes to happen. That is why they suggest anyone who has been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle discuss their case with an attorney, so an independent investigation into the crash can be launched before evidence is lost.