Semi-truck accidents are often known for leading to considerable damage. When two trucks collide, it is not uncommon for serious or fatal injuries to occur. However, the family members who lose loved ones in truck accidents are likely shocked by such outcomes. In many cases, they may feel overwhelmed by the decisions that must be made in the wake of these fatal accidents.
The family of a truck driver may be experiencing such feelings after a recent Ohio accident. It was reported that two semi trucks collided on the interstate while both trucks were traveling south. Details on what caused the crash to take place were not given in the report, as authorities were still investigating the incident. It was noted that both trucks caught on fire as a result of the accident.
One of the drivers was killed in the crash, but the individual’s identity and age had not been released at the time of the report. None of the other parties involved in the crash were injured. The lanes of the roadway were closed for several hours as authorities examined the scene, and it was mentioned that chemicals being hauled by one of the trucks contributed to the extensive nature of the fire.
As with this Ohio collision, truck accidents can take time to investigate. In the interim, the family of the victim will likely be searching for answers about why the incident took place. If the surviving truck driver is considered at fault, the decedent’s family may consider filing a wrongful death claim against that party. In doing so, they may be able to seek compensation for funeral expenses, emotional losses and other damages resulting from the crash.
Source: cleveland.com, “One dies in semi crash on Interstate 271 in Highland Heights“, Ryllie Danylko, Sept. 22, 2015