My condolences to the family of Paul Campbell, another family who has lost somebody in a truck accident. Yesterday in Miami County, Ohio a tractor-trailer struck a car head-on killing the car’s driver instantly. The victim, 50-year old PaulCampbell was travelling on Route 571 between West Milton and Laura when the accident occurred. Initial reports indicate that the semi-truck crossed the centerline into Campbell’s lane in an attempt to avoid a truck that had stopped in its lane.
I have experience handling this type of crash. Sometimes, the truck driver will refuse to be held accountable and make excuses that it was the fault of the vehicle that stopped in front of him. However, professional truck drivers are trained to be aware of all hazards and potential hazards on the road and to always have an “out” or escape route in mind. It is essential for motor carrier inspectors, police, and lawyers with accident reconstructionists to determine exactly what occurred and whether the driver was fatigued, on a cell phone, or otherwise distracted. It is also important to determine if mechanical defects, such as improperly adjusted brakes, played a role.
If you or someone you know needs legal advice about an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, contact our Ohio truck accident attorneys for a free consultation.
Truck Accident Summary
Day: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Type of Accident: Fatality Truck Crash
Location: Miami County, Ohio