Chippewa Twp, OH (November 12, 2021) – A fatal two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck in Chippewa Township was reported on Wednesday morning, November 10. The deadly collision occurred at the intersection of OH-21 and Clinton Road at around 6:30 a.m.
At the scene, a pickup truck reportedly collided with a commercial vehicle. Local reports revealed that the trucker ran a stop sign and drove over a paved median. The vehicle crashed into the left side of the Chevrolet Silverado.
The 18-year-old Navarre driver of the pickup had to be extricated by emergency responders and taken to a hospital in Akron. He suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was later pronounced dead. The 58-year-old driver was not injured in the accident.
An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Semi-Truck Crashes in Ohio
When a passenger car collides with a large semi-truck, its occupants are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries. Every year, more than 500,000 crashes involving commercial trucks are reported in the United States. These collisions claim the lives of thousands of people. Passengers in passenger cars accounted for nearly 67 percent of these fatalities in 2019.
Large semi-trucks can cause catastrophic injuries in the event of a collision with a passenger vehicle. Inexperienced truck drivers are a leading cause of deadly commercial vehicle accidents as companies try to fill positions due to a driver shortage. This irresponsibility contributes to serious collisions involving 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles. Injured victims should speak with a Chippewa Township catastrophic injury lawyer about filing a personal injury claim to recover lost compensation when another driver’s negligence causes a collision.
Trucking Accident Attorneys in Chippewa Township
The Joseph Law Group has years of combined experience helping Ohio residents recover after being injured in an 18-wheeler accident. Our wrongful death lawyers in Chippewa Township are dedicated to providing excellent legal representation to all of our clients. We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars to date. Our years of experience can be put to work for you to ensure that you fully recover after a catastrophic accident.
To contact a semi-truck accident attorney in Chippewa Township and talk about your claim, call us today at 216-522-1600.
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Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Cleveland for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.