Sometimes elements out of our control can cause a fateful accident, like the one that happened recently in Franklin County. Truck accidents are an all too common occurrence, and when they happen, they often result in serious injury. A car traveling south on Hilliard-Rome Road crossed the center line for an unknown reason, causing it to become involved in one of many recent truck accidents on our Ohio roadways. The crash caused police to shut down that area of Hilliard-Rome Road for several hours.
A Florida truck driver who killed a 56-year-old Columbus man in a truck accident is facing motor vehicle homicide charges. The crash was supposedly caused by reckless driving on the part of the truck driver, which caused a chain reaction and sent three vehicles crashing into each other. The truck accident began when the truck driver collided with a sports utility vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light, in turn shoving the SUV into the vehicle ahead of it. The impact of the crash killed the driver of the third vehicle.
Work place accidents attributable to an employer's wrongful conduct are egregious, in Columbus and throughout Ohio. Since 1970, the federal agency known as the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has passed rules and regulations governing employer conduct to ensure the safety and health of all employees and provide an environment to reduce work place injuries.
Earlier this month, Columbus's own Riverside Hospital came to the rescue of a Newark man whose fingers had been severed. In a grisly work place accident, industrial machinery snarled the worker's hand and cut off two fingers. The man was transferred Riverside for emergency microsurgery.