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Man dies after car smashed in violent tractor-trailer crash

Sharing the road with large commercial vehicles may be so commonplace now that many motorists rarely give it a second thought. However, when something goes wrong, these large trucks can cause devastating damage. There are many Ohio families who have endured the tragic aftermath that follows after a serious tractor\-trailer crash.

Recently, Ohio police responded to a report of a fatal accident along a local highway. Apparently, road construction work caused a traffic slowdown. A semi approached the area, and the driver adjusted the vehicle's speed accordingly. The man driving directly behind that truck also slowed his car. However, according to the report, the semi operator following behind that car did not adjust his speed.

The second trucker's rig slammed into the 63-year-old man's car. His vehicle was then shoved into the truck ahead of him, sandwiching his car between the two trucks. He was killed on impact. The truck drivers were not hurt in the horrific collision.

Ohio officials have not stated whether the second truck driver will face any criminal charges in connection with this fatal tractor-trailer crash. However, the victim's surviving family will have to face a future without their loved one. Along with his physical absence, they may also suffer financial hardship with the loss of his monetary support. When families find themselves in these difficult situations, they often choose to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit. When these litigation efforts are successful, families may be able to recover monetary damages and ensure that the parties causing these tragic wrecks are held financially accountable for the damages they have caused.

Source: hometownstations.com, "Minster man loses life in Van Wert County crash", Joseph Sharpe, Sept. 20, 2017

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