Trucks serve a very important purpose in transportation and commerce. Due to their purpose, trucks are large and sometimes very heavy vehicles, creating added dangers on the roadways. Truck accidents can be devastating, leading to serious injuries and even death. An Ohio woman in the Granville community recently lost her life in a semitrailer accident.
The 40-year-old woman died during the early morning hours when a tractor-trailer struck her car. Just before 5 a.m., the woman drove through a stop sign and the truck hit her. She was driving near Alexandria and the truck was traveling north on Ohio 37.
The woman was transported to a nearby hospital and died at the hospital. Her husband was also in the car and was taken to a hospital in Columbus. Last reported, he was listed in stable condition. The truck driver only suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the accident.
The crash shut down Ohio 37 for a number of hours as officials cleared the roadway and began the investigation into the accident.
Investigations are important in all fatal car accidents but especially critical in truck accidents. The investigation can help determine who or what caused the crash by looking at a number of factors. In incidents involving truck drivers, many common factors often lead to accidents including driver fatigue, overloaded trucks or malfunctioning equipment. An investigator can observe the scene. They can also look at driver log books to determine if there was any negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation, if the driver or trucking company is shown to be any part responsible for the accident, the family of the deceased woman may be able to recover compensation for damages.
Source: The Newark Advocate, "Granville woman killed in crash had flair for the arts," Brian Miller, Dec. 12, 2012