A multi-vehicle car/truck accident occurred on Monday on I-75 in Ohio, killing one person and sending several others to the hospital with serious injuries. According to authorities, a large gust of snow is believed to be the root cause of the accident. Four semi-trucks and 18 vehicles were involved in the wreck, shutting down I-75 in both directions.
Ten different emergency response agencies rushed to the scene of the accident to help. Response crews rescued four people who were trapped in vehicles, and the Dayton Daily News reported that another accident happened at almost the exact same time on another highway in Ohio. The Ohio State Patrol still points to the falling snow as the main factor that caused drivers to lose control.
Winter weather conditions can make driving in Ohio extremely dangerous – especially for tractor-trailers. Truck drivers must use extra caution when navigating the streets to ensure their own safety and the safety of others. If a commercial truck has not been properly maintained, or if any violations of federal trucking law occurred, the trucking company can potentially be held responsible for any injuries that occur in a truck accident.
If you have been seriously injured in a tractor-trailer accident, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co. L.P.A. today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Ohio truck accident attorney.