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Truck accidents caused by more than just bad weather

This time of year we are often reminded that with winter weather comes an increase in the number of truck accidents happening on the treacherous roadways, in Columbus and around the country. However, winter is not the only factor that contributes to the number of truck accidents and car accidents seen on the roadways every day. Recently, an accident on Route 60 in Ohio sent four people to local hospitals. The accident occurred between Marietta and Lowell.

Two of the victims were transported by helicopter. One was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center for evaluation. The other was taken to Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus in unknown condition. The remaining two injured parties were taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. They were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a southbound vehicle stopped to make a turn from Route 60 to Bear Creek Road. The vehicle was struck by a second vehicle which pushed the southbound vehicle into northbound traffic, where it struck a third vehicle. Following the mid-morning accident, Route 60 was shut down to allow crews to clear the involved vehicles off of the roadway.

Truck accidents and car accidents happen all the time -- not just during the winter, when weather can be a contributing factor. A moment of distractedness can change lives forever. If you are a Columbus resident and have been hurt in an accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact a qualified Columbus-area personal injury lawyer for help.

Source: The WTAP.com, "Four Taken To Hospitals After Morning Accident On Ohio Route 60," Todd Baucher, Nov. 2, 2011

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