With only a few days into the new year, WKBN 27 First News has already released some of the top stories that made the web for last year in the state of Ohio. Among the many types of accidents that did occur, below are some of the unfortunate truck accidents that transpired.

Many truck accidents transpired in 2016 leaving victims debilitated, injured, and dead.

Back in November, a woman identified as Judy Daily, 65, was walking in the Southern Park Mall in Boardman, OH before she was hit by a pick-up truck. The accident occurred near JCPenney and Daily was immediately transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital. Sadly, she did not survive the severe injuries she incurred. An investigation was conducted, however, there were no reported charges documented at the time of the incident.

Pedestrian-related accidents are viable means to file a personal injury claim. It is important for anyone who has become the victim to a similar incident to contact a local personal injury attorney or truck accident lawyer in Columbus who can assure their damages are compensated for.

Semi-truck catches fire and shuts down I-80

This next incident occurred in September and luckily everyone involved in the truck accident was able to walk away. Mark Cosgrove was heading eastbound on I-80 in his tractor-trailer before he drove off the right side of the road. Although there weren’t any details describing what occurred and why he went off the road, he attempted to get back on. In doing so, the semi then rolled over and immediately caught fire.

Luckily for Cosgrove, another traveler witnessed the accident and immediately ran to the ditch to help him out. The interstate was shut down during the course of this accident cleanup and in the midst of firefighters putting the fire out, it re-started.

When considering the possibilities as to why Cosgrove went off the road, there are a number of different causes including the driver using his cell phone, driving while fatigued, distracted driving, construction, etc. The cause of this flip-over is still unknown.

While many accident news stories displayed across the screens of many individuals’ phones and computers in 2016, this next story also caught the attention of many readers. It has to do with driving laws and one that the Ohio Highway Patrol officers feel many motorists forget: Headlights must be on when windshield wipers are in use. Did you know that drivers could incur a charge of $80-$100 if they violate this law? Seems pretty steep right? Well, if you consider why a driver would have their windshield wipers on then it would only make sense that they have their headlights on to see in the rain.

All in all, a take away from the many truck accidents and incidents that made news headlines is that it is important to be alert, aware, and awake when driving. Accidents can occur in the blink of an eye and a person can lose their life in this instance.

 

If you or a loved one of yours was injured in a truck accident, obtain your free consultation from a trusted Columbus, Ohio truck accident attorney featured on USAttorneys.com today.