On Thursday afternoon, a tractor-trailer driven by a 39-year-old Youngstown man struck a maintenance vehicle that was traveling in the eastbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike. After crashing through a guardrail, the truck then rolled over onto an embankment along Reuther Drive and burst into flames. The driver managed to escape from the cab, and was cited for failing to drive within marked lanes.
The tractor-trailer was carrying auto parts. The driver claims the truck accident occurred when he took his eyes off the road for a split second to place a beverage next to him in the cab. An eastbound lane of the Ohio Turnpike was shut down for four hours until state troopers completed their investigation.
Commercial truck drivers cannot afford to be negligent. All it takes is a single moment of split concentration for a truck accident to occur. Although no one was seriously injured in this particular accident, it easily could have been deadly in other circumstances.
If you have been injured, or if your loved one has been killed in an Ohio truck accident, we can help you fully investigate the crash to determine the cause, and hold the responsible parties accountable for your losses.
Please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. today or call (614) 766-2000 to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Columbus truck accident attorney. We represent injured truck accident victims throughout Columbus, Dublin, New Albany, and all of Ohio.