Any accident involving an 18-wheeler has the potential to be devastating for all parties involved. This is especially true when a truck accident involves other vehicles that are much smaller. The nature of semi tractor trailers makes them particularly dangerous and, at times, lethal. The size disparity between a semi and other vehicles, paired with the often dangerous, hazardous or toxic loads that they carry, make most other vehicles a poor candidate for survival against a semi.
Accidents happen often on the busy highways of Ohio. But when a trucking accident occurs, the consequences tend to be much more serious and deadly. An injurious accident involving a semi truck or other large commercial vehicle not only involves personal injury laws but also trucking laws.
A pregnant woman, her unborn child and four others were treated for injuries following an accident involving an SUV and a semi truck at an Ohio rest stop. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and extricated the woman from the SUV.
Ohio Interstate 80 closed for an extended period of time after a truck accident caused diesel fuel to spill into a nearby ditch. The truck accident occurred on March 5.