Elyria, OH (September 24, 2021) – Two people were killed in the aftermath of a two-vehicle accident in Elyria on Thursday, September 23.
The incident took place at the intersection of OH-57 and Abbe Road. Local authorities were called to the scene at around 11:30 a.m. that morning. Initial reports revealed that a Freightliner semi-truck was headed northbound on the highway.
The trucker lost control and crossed the median. The 18-wheeler crashed into a Dodge Caravan traveling southbound. Both the driver and passenger of the Dodge sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The semi then collided with a Cadillac SRX and Volkswagon Atlas. The drivers of those vehicles were hospitalized for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in Ohio
Every year, over 500,000 trucking crashes are reported. These accidents contribute to thousands of deaths. About every 15 seconds, someone is killed or seriously injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer or semi-truck. In 2019, victims in personal automobiles were involved in about 67% of fatal semi-truck collisions. Almost 25% of fatal 18-wheeler accidents involve truckers who have been cited for a previous speeding conviction leading up to the incident.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of serious accident. In Ohio, state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one. A qualified Elyria car accident attorney can help you through the process.
Semi-Truck Crash Lawyers in Elyria
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Elyria wrongful death attorney. Joseph Law Group will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process. Our years of experience mean we can help you construct a strong case. A personal injury lawyer can help those impacted by a deadly accident recover due compensation from the party responsible.
Contact our Ohio law firm today at 216-522-1600 if you have lost a loved one in a deadly trucking accident. We want to help sure you are made whole again following a devastating accident.
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