Semi truck drivers who aren’t paying attention to what is going on around their rigs are driving deadly weapons. Crashing into any passenger vehicle can easily turn into a disaster when a semi truck is involved. When the semi truck driver slams into a motorcycle, it is easy for the mind to automatically expect the worst outcome for those involved. A recent accident in Ohio meets that horrible expectation.
The Ohio truck accident happened on U.S. 30 East when the 45-year-old trucker ran into a motorcycle with two occupants. The impact of the truck accident threw both motorcycle riders off the motorcycle. The female passenger died at Aultman Hospital. The male motorcycle passenger was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the semi truck wasn’t hurt in the fatal trucking accident.
The crash is still being investigated, but alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor.
The family of the 34-year-old woman has to cope with her loss. The 34-year-old man has to deal with a hard recovery from his injuries. For both motorcycle riders, the costs of the crash are likely mounting. The family of the woman who was killed is likely getting bills for her care and final expenses. The man is probably getting bills for his medical transport and care.
Because the costs of car accidents aren’t small, anyone who is injured in one should know that they have the right to seek compensation from the person who caused the accident. Becoming familiar with the process and various procedures might help to make the journey toward compensation easier.
Source: WKYC, “Perry Twp: One dead in motorcycle vs. semi crash” Jul. 19, 2014