Columbus, OH – Multiple Injuries in Semi-Truck Crash on I-270
Columbus, OH (September 15, 2020) – A six-vehicle collision near Columbus resulted in multiple injuries on Monday, September 14.
Reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol revealed that a 2018 Western Star commercial truck failed to stop for traffic on Interstate 270 near Alum Creek Drive. The truck driver, Marcus Guimaraez, struck a line of five stopped cars on the interstate. Paramedics were called to the site of the crash to render aid to those involved in the collision.
At this time, the cause of the accident is still unknown. The injured parties were transported to multiple hospitals, including Grant Medical Center, Mount Carmel in Grove City, Ohio, and OhioHealth Emergency Department in Obetz, Ohio. All the injuries were reportedly non-life-threatening.
No further updates on the accident are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Ohio
When a passenger car is involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler or commercial truck, those involved are more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries. Semi-trucks are nearly 20 to 30 times larger than passenger cars and require much more time to come to a complete stop. Each year, an estimated 500,000 collisions involving 18-wheelers are reported each year, and an average of 5,000 people are killed in semi-truck collisions annually. Of those killed, around 98% involve the death of a driver or passenger outside of the big rig.
Large semi-trucks can cause catastrophic injuries in the event of a collision with a passenger vehicle. Truck-driver inexperience is a leading cause of deadly commercial vehicle accidents as companies are trying to fill positions due to a shortage of drivers, and this negligence contributes to serious crashes involving 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles. When the negligence of another driver results in a crash, injured victims should consult with an Ohio trucking injury lawyer in order to recover lost compensation by pursuing an Ohio personal injury claim.
The Green Law Firm has years of combined experience helping Illinois residents recover after being injured in an Ohio 18-wheeler accident, and we are dedicated to making sure all of our clients receive top-quality legal representation. We have helped our clients recover millions of dollars to date, and our years of experience can be put to work on your case. Contact our offices at (513)769-0840 to discuss your claim for compensation with an experienced semi-truck crash attorney in Ohio.
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