When a serious accident takes place, authorities are tasked with determining how the incident occurred. Truck accidents are no different, and a recent crash in Ohio continues to be under investigation. It was reported that a tractor trailer and another vehicle were involved and that both vehicles had been traveling the same direction on the Interstate when the accident occurred.
Reportedly, both vehicles were traveling east and collided at approximately 7 p.m. The crash caused the vehicles to skid across the roadway and block an exit ramp. The ramp was closed for nearly three hours while the collision was investigated. Further details regarding what may have caused the accident to take place were not given in the report. Authorities are asking that anyone with information come forward.
The crash caused the driver and passenger in the smaller vehicle to suffer injuries. It was unclear what type of injuries they suffered, but it was mentioned that they were transported from the scene to an area hospital. The driver of that vehicle had to be revived after his or her heart stopped. The driver of the truck was not injured. It was not mentioned whether any charges may result from the crash.
When truck accidents result in serious injuries, it is important that causes are determined. When the investigation concludes, authorities will likely be able to indicate who may have been at fault for the incident. If the evidence suggests that the truck driver is considered responsible, the individuals who were injured may wish to file personal injury claims the trucker and the trucker’s employer in order to seek compensation for damages resulting from the Ohio crash.
Source: wkbn.com, “Car accident on I-80 in Austintown closes SR 46 ramp“, Sarah Mercer, Nov. 7, 2015