Franklin County residents are likely accustomed to hearing about truck accidents all across Ohio. In Columbus and around the state, truck accidents happen frequently and can often result in serious injury or even death. In one such incident near Kirkersville in neighboring Licking County, three tractor-trailers forced the closure of Interstate 70.
The three vehicles were actually involved in separate truck accidents on the interstate, which has since reopened. One tractor-trailer crashed into a ditch and ended up in the westbound lanes. That crash prompted the wrecks of the two other tractor-trailers. At least one person was injured in the truck accidents, which happened near Route 158. That person was taken to Grant Medical Center in Franklin County, though the condition of the injured party was not made available.
Despite the lack of details available in these crashes, truck accidents can be very serious. They can cause serious injuries and even result in the loss of lives. Truck accidents like these can happen in an instant, altering people's lives and sometimes leaving them with potentially unrecovered damages.
When this happens, personal injury lawyers can step in and allow victims to try to get compensation for their pain and suffering. In the case of truck accidents that cause fatal injuries, the estate of the deceased may be entitled to compensation under personal injury law. Those Franklin County residents who find themselves in this situation may want to explore their legal options to recover any lost income due to a truck accident.
Source: WTOV9, "I-70 reopens after 3 tractor-trailer crashes," AP, Dec. 17, 2011