December 4th, 2013|
December 4, 2013
Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial tractor trailers, accidents involving these vehicles can be extremely devastating. The Ohio Truck Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain this was demonstrated in a recent collision that left two truck drivers seriously injured.
According to an article published in the Dayton Daily News, the crash occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 2, along the southbound lanes of Interstate 75, outside of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Reports indicate a construction zone had been set up along the roadway, which had caused traffic to slow. The 26-year-old driver of an 18-wheeler saw the traffic ahead and began to bring his rig to a halt; however, the 41-year-old driver of a tractor trailer following the first truck failed to realize the traffic ahead had slowed and plowed into the rear end of the 26-year-old man’s vehicle.
A third truck being driven by a 51-year-old man was following the second big rig too closely prior to the initial collision and plowed into the rear of the second truck. A fourth tractor-trailer then crashed in an attempt to avoid a collision with the wrecked vehicles.
The drivers of the first two trucks were seriously injured and transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes the difficulties that can accompany being injured in a truck accident. That’s why the firm would like to wish the two victims of this latest accident a speedy recovery.