Car And Semi Collide, But Who’s At Fault?


A collision between a car and a tractor-trailer rig sent one woman to the hospital, the Toledo Blade reported on November 1, 2011. Troopers at the Sandusky post of the Ohio Highway Patrol told the Blade that a car driven by 24-year-old Ashley Tennant was northbound on Ohio State Route 53 when her passenger door was struck by a westbound semi driven by 51-year-old C. Brian O'Neill at the intersection with Ohio State Route 163.

Tennant was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Troopers originally told the Blade that she was reportedly in serious condition, although that was upgraded to fair the following day. While there is a traffic signal at the intersection, the Blade said troopers had not yet determined who had the green light. No one was cited and the crash is still under investigation, but troopers told the Blade that alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

While many critical details have yet to be determined in this incident, the collision still illustrates why it is critical for you to contact a qualified Cincinnati truck accident attorney as soon as possible after a truck accident. You will want a lawyer to secure the truck so nothing happens to the truck before engineers and accident reconstruction specialists have the opportunity to look at it. Furthermore, you will want an attorney to secure any evidence such as logbooks or maintenance records before they disappear. Our firm has more than 30 years of experience representing victims of truck accidents. Contact our office today to set up a consultation and let us see how we can help you.

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