Last night, a tractor-trailer traveling on Interstate 75 near Tipp City (north of Dayton, Ohio) failed to stop for traffic in a construction zone, triggering a seven-vehicle truck accident that killed two drivers and created a “line of flames” on the highway. I-75 remained partially blocked during today’s morning commute.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the commercial truck first struck a car and then another semi-truck. The second truck hit a third big rig, which in turn collided with the three vehicles stopped ahead of it. A woman in the first car was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but two of the three truck drivers died. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.
The size, weight, and mass of large commercial trucks makes them incredibly dangerous in the event of an accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established strict rules and regulations to help prevent truck accidents. Unfortunately, many trucking companies cut corners on safety in order to make faster deliveries in an increasingly competitive market. When a truck driver or motor carrier’s negligence puts the safety of other motorists at risk, they can and should be held accountable.
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured in an Ohio truck accident, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. today or call (614) 766-2000 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Columbus accident attorneys. We can help you fight for the justice and fair compensation you deserve.