Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
The Ohio Turnpike sees its share of accidents and many vehicular accidents occur on this 241-mile-long highway. Unfortunately, many of those accidents cause injuries and fatalities.
Take, for example, the recent vehicular accident that occurred recently on the Ohio Turnpike. According to a report, a multi-vehicle crash, involving a tractor-trailer, occurred at eastbound milepost 48. A spokesman for the Ohio Highway Patrol said that the accident injured five people. It unfortunately also claimed the life of a 58-year-old man. The fatal truck accident victim was known as a local attorney in Ohio.
The police are blaming the driver of the tractor trailer for the collision. They believe that the driver of the truck failed to slow down for oncoming traffic that was in a construction zone. The truck driver allegedly hit the victim’s car first, and pushed it into the path of five other vehicles.
Police identified the truck driver as a 58-year-old man. He was uninjured in the incident.
However, five other individuals involved in the crash sustained injuries. They were taken to two area hospitals. Two victims were transported to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Three others were rushed to ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital with non-life threatening conditions.
It is not known if charges will be filed against the truck driver.
All motorists know that they are required to slow down when approaching a construction zone. Unfortunately, when one driver, particularly a truck driver, fails to do so, the outcome can be multi-vehicle crashes that may injure or kill others. Under such circumstances, the accident investigation needs to determine who initially caused the collision. If it is the truck, the driver and its trucking company may be accountable for the damages.
Source: The Blade, “Turnpike crash leaves 1 man dead,” Oct. 21, 2014