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Truck accident believed to have been caused by trucker tailgating

Drivers of conventional vehicles in Ohio might be intimidated when they see large trucks sharing the road with them. These vehicles are big, travel at high rates of speed and, sometimes, the drivers are reckless and negligent as they try to get to their destination as quickly as possible. When there is a crash between a smaller vehicle and a large truck, the aftermath can be terrible for those in the smaller vehicle.

A 47-year-old woman suffered a head injury, broken ribs and a fractured pelvis when her SUV was rear-ended by a semi-truck and forced underneath a box truck. According to the driver of the box truck, the semi was in the middle lane and following the SUV too closely. It appeared to be speeding and crashed into the SUV. The two passengers in the SUV were injured as well. They were taken to the hospital for treatment and released. The accident is still under investigation and it is possible that the driver of the semi will face charges.

Truckers bear a significant responsibility to operate their vehicles safely and within the confines of the law. When they do not, a crash can result with severe injuries and death. When there is a truck accident, those who were injured or lost a loved one must be aware of the issues they will face after the accident. Medical costs, lost companionship, lost wages and much more can come about.

Knowing the importance of having legal help is critical after the accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, you should contact an attorney for help assessing your case.

Source: wdtn.com, "I-75 crash victims suffer broken ribs, fractured pelvis, other injuries," Jordan Bowen, April 27, 2018

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