Large trucks are a constant on the road in Ohio and while they can be dangerous, other vehicles can also cause risk, in part, because drivers cannot see around the large truck. This can cause a crash with injuries and fatalities. People who are in large vehicles whether it is a semi-truck, a box truck or some other delivery truck have a responsibility to be as safe as possible, to be predictable and ensure that other drivers -- especially those in smaller vehicles -- see them and know what to expect. When there is a crash with a truck, there can be serious injuries and death. It is especially dangerous for motorcyclists.
A motorcycle and a box truck collided in the mid-evening at around 6:30. The police investigation states that the box truck was driving north. A semi-truck was in the turning lane waiting to make its turn. The box truck went into the path of a 2004 Harley-Davidson.
The driver apparently failed to see the motorcycle due to the semi. The motorcyclist skidded and went underneath the box truck. He was injured and hospitalized. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the box truck received a citation because he did not yield to the motorcyclist.
When there is an accident between a smaller vehicle and a truck, the aftermath can be terrible. Broken bones, spinal cord damage, brain trauma, cuts, lost limbs and fatalities are not uncommon in these accidents. Families who have a loved one who is hurt in this type of accident will be confronted with massive medical expenses and the need to help someone who might have problems that will last a lifetime. When there is a death, they will have numerous other issues to deal with emotionally and personally.
The cause of the crash is vital to a legal filing as truckers might be speeding, operating their vehicle under the influence, ignoring the rules for how long they can spend on the road and more. Or, it might be that there was a simple failure to adhere to basic traffic laws.
In the accident between the motorcyclist and the box truck, the driver of the box truck failed to yield when there was a semi waiting to turn. Subsequently, the motorcyclist ran under the box truck and was injured. While the investigation moves forward, the motorcyclist must remember that he has rights and consider a legal filing to be compensated with help from a lawyer experienced in truck accidents.