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Identity of victims in fatal Ohio crash still unknown

An accident that happened in Youngstown was so horrific that authorities are still trying to identify the victims. The Mahoning County Coroner's Office and the Youngstown Police have spoken with a passenger who survived, but the remains of the victims are so mangled that they are having difficulty finding out who they are and notifying family members.

Side underride crashes claim 200 lives per year

Side underride crashes occur when a vehicle becomes trapped under the bed of a large truck. This description may conjure an iconic scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, where the Griswold's station wagon becomes trapped under a large truck. But in real life, these accidents are no laughing matter.

Manslaughter charges filed in Ohio truck accident

There's a reason why truck accidents and commercial vehicles often cause so much devastation, and it's not just because they're bigger and more powerful than every other vehicle on the road. Truck drivers are almost always under pressure to get to a certain number of miles a day, and they often spend long stretches of time behind the wheel. That can lead to fatigue and poor judgment, which in turn leads to more accidents.

Things to consider before accepting a settlement

If people are lucky enough to survive a truck accident, chances are, they will walk away with serious injuries and have their lives negatively impacted in a number of ways. Those who are interested in compensation for their troubles often decide to take action and file a claim against the liable party. At some point, it is likely that they will be presented with two options on how to resolve the matter: accept a settlement or go to court.

Things to consider before accepting a settlement

If people are lucky enough to survive a truck accident, chances are, they will walk away with serious injuries and have their lives negatively impacted in a number of ways. Those who are interested in compensation for their troubles often decide to take action and file a claim against the liable party. At some point, it is likely that they will be presented with two options on how to resolve the matter: accept a settlement or go to court.

How to drive safely near trucks

There are many tips out there for safe driving habits, but you should take special caution when driving near a truck. All drivers should understand trucks' blind spots and lack of mobility, especially since a crash with a truck is almost always devastating or lethal.

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