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Truck driver victim of fatal accident

The news media frequently features tragic stories involving tractor trailer accidents. Unfortunately, many of these collisions between large commercial vehicles and passenger cars result in a fatal accident. While it is often the passengers in the smaller vehicle who are critically injured, one recent wreck in Ohio caused the death of the driver of the semi.

Police reported that the wreck was allegedly caused when a driver of a passenger vehicle came to a brief stop at a local crossroads. For reasons that are not yet clear, the 27-year-old woman then proceeded into the intersection without yielding to a large commercial truck that was already traveling through the intersection. Her vehicle then collided with a tractor trailer.

The force of the impact caused the larger vehicle to overturn. It then continued to move along the road, where it was struck again by a second vehicle. The first two drivers were transported to a local medical center. Unfortunately, the 57-year-old truck driver succumbed to the critical injuries he suffered. The driver of the first vehicle was still a patient at the time of the report, while the driver of the third vehicle suffered only minor injuries and received care at the scene.

Ohio officials have not completed their investigation, but they do intend to submit their final report to the county prosecutor's office for consideration of criminal charges against the driver believed to be responsible for this fatal accident. The family of the victim may also elect to pursue a wrongful death suit against this driver. While neither criminal charges nor any civil litigation can replace their lost loved one, a favorable outcome of a civil suit may allow them to recoup the monetary damages they have sustained in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy.

Source: fox45now.com, "Semi driver killed in Mercer County multi-vehicle crash", Gabi Warwick, July 18, 2017

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