Authorities reported today that a cement truck driver died in a Solon, Ohio crash. The driver was headed westbound on Ohio Route 422 when he apparently lost control of the truck for some unknown reason, causing the truck to roll over several times. The driver was trapped inside, and once he was removed from the vehicle by emergency crews, he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Most fatalities in truck accidents are drivers in other vehicles, as in the June 30 head-on crash between an unloaded sewage waste tanker truck and a Chevy Cavalier, which killed the driver of the Cavalier. However, in recent months there has been an epidemic of single-vehicle large truck accidents, leading to the deaths of many semi truck drivers. In these accidents we have been very lucky that the trucks have happened to miss other vehicles when they careen off the road or roll over. If another vehicle had been involved, it is likely more people would have died.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a large truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries or loss. To learn whether you can receive compensation, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA today for a free case evaluation.