This weekend, an attorney from Aurora, Ohio was killed in a truck accident as he drove his Jaguar in the early morning hours Saturday. The cause of this crash is under investigation, but it comes just days before charges were filed in an investigation of another deadly semi-truck accident in Statesboro, this one in August 2010.

In last year’s accident, the trucker was driving a tractor hauling three trailers. The fatigued driver fell asleep at the wheel in a construction zone, rear-ending a Ford Focus, which was driven under the rear end of a stopped semi. The moving semi hit a third truck and at least five other cars before coming to a stop and bursting into flames on the median. The woman driving the car was killed and her two sons were seriously injured. One suffered serious brain injury and the other several broken bones. There was no mention of drugs or alcohol in the accident.

Although Streetsboro is a relatively small community, its location on the northern shipping route through the state, the Ohio Turnpike, means that it is frequented by a large number of semi-trucks. It is similar in its relation to Cleveland as Reynoldsburg is to Columbus.

Trucking is an important industry, but it also carries numerous inherent risks, including the risk of injury or death borne by other drivers on the road. If you have suffered injury or lost a loved one in a truck accident in or around Columbus, the personal injury attorneys of Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA can help. Please contact us today for a free case evaluation.