Semi-truck drivers have to be extra careful about what is going on around their trucks when they drive. When they aren’t completely cognizant, there is a chance that other people will be injured in an accident caused by the semi-truck driver.
A recent accident on US30 highlights the importance of watching out for other motorists along the roadway. The accident occurred when two motorcycles stopped in an emergency turnaround near milpost 12. A semi-truck driven by a driver from Texas drove off of the roadway and slammed into the motorcycles.
The driver of one motorcycle was injured and taken to the hospital. That driver’s passenger was killed in the accident. The two occupants of another motorcycle weren’t taken to the hospital. None of the four people on motorcycles were wearing a helmet.
In this case, the trucker was wearing a safety belt and wasn’t harmed in the accident. The accident is still being investigated but it is believed that alcohol didn’t play a part in this accident.
It is always a sad day when a person who was trying to enjoy the open road loses their life because of a motorcycle accident. It is also sad when a person gets injured in one of these accidents. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything you can do to erase the effects of the accident. Instead, you have to work on moving forward from the accident. Seeking compensation is one way that you might be able to do just that because compensation could help you to cover medical costs that occurred because of the accident.
Source: Fox 8 Cleveland, “One killed after motorcycles hit by truck in Perry Township,” Kaily Cunningham and Ann Domeck, June 26, 2016