Many motorists are injury or killed in truck accidents each year. This week, a Michigan couple was killed in a multi-vehicle car-truck crash in Delaware County. The driver of the tractor trailer truck has been cited.
The truck crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Route 23 at the intersection of Route 229 in Marlboro Township near Norton. An SUV occupied by Curtis Dixon and his wife, Patricia, was stopped at a red light at the intersection when a southbound tractor-trailer driven by Randall Lee failed to stop and rear-ended their sport-utility vehicle.
The Dixon SUV then hit another SUV operated by Sanjay Dhall. Both vehicles were pushed into the highway median where the Dhall vehicle rolled over. Lee’s semi truck plowed through the intersection and hit a pickup truck operated by Lewis Fisher, a resident of Marengo, Ohio.
The Dixons were pronounced dead at the scene of the truck crash. The driver of the pickup truck and his passenger, 70 year old Sandra Whitley, were transported to Grand Medical Center while Mr. Dhall, the driver of the second SUV, was transported to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, none of injuries were deemed to be life-threatening.
The driver of the semi truck and his passenger were treated at the scene for minor injuries. The tractor-trailer driver was then charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and failure to stop within an assured clear distance and taken into custody at the Delaware County jail.
The Ohio truck crash attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List have represented numerous individuals who have been injured or killed in truck accidents. If you or a loved one have had the misfortune to be injured in an automobile accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Clark, Perdue & List.