Ohio Truck Accident Leaves Construction Worker Seriously Injured

by | July 29th, 2013

July 29, 2013

A member of an Ohio Department of Transportation construction crew was seriously injured as the result of an Ohio Truck Accident that occurred earlier today. Records show the crash happened at approximately 10 a.m. along Route 534, outside Braceville, Ohio.

According to an article from Vindy.com, the victim was part of a crew hired to seal cracks along the highway, running just north of Route 82. While the man was directing traffic through the construction zone, he was struck by a tow truck.

The impact of the collision left the victim with injuries that required he be airlifted to a Cleveland hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, investigators determined the driver of the tow truck had crashed because he had become distracted. Police say the driver of the tow truck may face charges in connection to the incident upon completion of a full investigation.

During the investigation, there are a number of documents that will be closely examined to determine if the truck driver was operating within the regulations and standards that must be followed by commercial vehicle operators.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain failure to adhere to such regulations may result in claims of negligence against a truck driver in the event of an accident. The firm suggests discussing your legal options with an attorney if you have been harmed in a crash caused by a commercial truck.