When drivers of smaller passenger cars get into accidents with large commercial trucks, the results are usually devastating. A fully loaded semi can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and it can complete demolish just about anything in its path. Sadly, one person in Ohio was killed when his SUV collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.
Close to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, an SUV driven by an unidentified person was traveling on Hamilton Eaton Road in Wayne Township. At the same time, a semi carrying eight cars was heading in the opposite direction on the road. For reasons unclear, the SUV and truck collided head-on.
Deputies with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and emergency crews from Wayne Township and St. Clair responded to the scene. They found the SUV driver deceased, but the truck driver was uninjured. No names or identifying information were given about either driver and the accident remains under investigation. Authorities did state they do not suspect alcohol or drug impairment as leading to the crash.
Right to compensation
The Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is working to complete its investigation of this accident, and the report will hopefully determine who was responsible for this fatal crash. If the evidence suggests that the truck driver caused the accident through his or her negligence or wrongdoing, the surviving family of the deceased SUV driver can pursue civil action against the truck driver, along with his or her employer and anyone else who has ownership interest in the truck. In order to understand their options for seeking compensation, affected parties should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Ohio.