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Truck driver fatigue causes semi-truck crash with fire truck

A semi truck accident in Ohio is always dangerous and can cause serious injuries to the drivers of these large vehicles and those who are unfortunate enough to be in an accident with them. Some of these accidents happen in an unusual way. A chain-reaction crash is common. Even emergency vehicles can be in an accident and the occupants can suffer injuries and lose their lives. With these accidents, the aftermath can be severe and compensation might be needed to cover for all that was lost.

A series of accidents recently sent a firefighter to the hospital, according to reports. Initially, two semis collided. It was around midnight and they were on the interstate. The vehicles were disabled and blocked traffic. When emergency responders arrived, a fire truck that was handling traffic control was hit by a third semi. The fire truck had its emergency lights on at the time. There was one firefighter in the truck. He was injured in the accident and taken to the hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. It was found that the driver of the semi that hit the fire truck had fallen asleep at the wheel. The fire truck had been T-boned. The truck driver is facing charges for falling asleep at the wheel and for failing to stop to prevent the accident.

With their size and the speed at which they travel, trucks can be dangerous. People who are in a crash with a semi can face massive medical costs from severe injuries like head trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, lost limbs and more. It is not uncommon for there to be a fatality. Combine the medical expenses with lost wages and long-term damage and it becomes imperative to consider the options for the future. Insurance companies cannot be trusted to make a reasonable offer to cover all that was lost. Before accepting an offer, it may be important to get more information about legal options.

Truck driver fatigue is often the catalyst for a truck accident. Since truckers are on the road for extended periods, they are vulnerable to falling asleep at the wheel and causing truck accidents.

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