Investigators have concluded that a fiery truck accident in Hubbard Township was not the driver’s fault. Instead, like the majority of truck accidents, the fault likely lay with another driver, who remains unidentified. According to the trucker, he was driving west on the I-80 when he was cut off by another vehicle. He hit his brakes, but the excessive braking caused the truck to veer. It struck the median and the trailers carrying ethanol, propane, and other petroleum products.
After the explosion, the driver emerged from the truck on fire, but he escaped the accident with only minor injuries. One of the trailers dangled over the edge of the bridge, eventually falling to the ground below. After the accident, the trucker and others offered tips for avoiding truck accidents:
- Remember trucks take a long distance to stop, over three hundred yards on level, dry pavement when the truck is traveling 55 mph.
- Remember, if you can’t see the truck’s mirrors, the driver can’t see you. Don’t hang out in a truck’s blind zones.
- When passing a truck, do so quickly. Make sure the truck is well behind in your rear view mirror before getting over into the truck’s lane.
- Always keep alert and focused on the task of driving.
However, even doing all this cannot prevent you from accidents due to the trucker’s negligence. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one due to a trucker’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your loss.
To learn whether you can receive compensation, please contact the Columbus personal injury attorneys of Robert. W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA today for a free case evaluation.