Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
Commercial trucks traveling in Ohio typically weigh thousands of pounds. Aside from the fact that many trucks are huge and powerful vehicles, the truck’s trailer may contain freight that adds a great deal to its weight. If the vehicle comes in contact with an automobile, the potential outcome can be very serious. This might have been the case with a recent semi-truck crash near Summit, Ohio.
Riding a motorcycle in Ohio is more practical and flexible in traffic than other types of vehicles. However, it can be dangerous if the motorcycle happens to be on the road at the same time and place that a truck is traveling. Two motorcycle riders may have realized that fact too late after they got involved in a motorcycle-truck accident. According to the report, the incident occurred on a weekend on U.S. 30 eastbound in Perry Township, Ohio.
Reportedly, a semi-truck hit a motorcycle that was carrying two passengers. Those passengers were identified as one male and one female, both aged 34. The impact of the collision threw the female passenger from the motorcycle. Both motorcycle riders were rushed to Aultman Hospital due to the serious injuries that they sustained from the accident. Recent reports confirmed that the female motorcycle passenger succumbed to her injuries in the hospital. A 45-year-old Ohio native was the driver of the semi-truck. Police believe that alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The fatal motorcycle-truck accident is still being investigated to determine the cause of the crash.
Truck accidents in Ohio can occur for a wide variety of reasons. However, if a truck accident causes injuries or fatalities as a result of inadequate driving, inattentive driving or truck driver’s fatigue, the truck driver and the trucking company may be in serious legal trouble due to the accident. If negligence or carelessness on the part of the truck driver can be proven, the damages incurred by the victims may be the responsibility of the trucking company and its driver.
Source: Newsnet5, “A Canton woman has died after a semi-truck strikes motorcycle in Perry Township,” Veronica McGraw, July 19, 2014