A serious head-on crash involving a 2001 Honda Accord and a 2008 Freightliner semi tractor-trailer restricted both eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Route 33 at state Route 42 in Marysville, WCMH-TV reported on September 21, 2011. The Accord driven by 27-year-old Jennifer A. Bonfiglio was heading westbound on U.S. 33 when she crossed the median and crashed head-on with the eastbound semi driven by 52-year-old Michael D. Rowe, according to WCMH.
Medics transported Bonfiglio to Riverside Methodist Hospital with serious injuries while Rowe was treated at the scene for minor injuries. WCMH reported that his semi was carrying 40,000 pounds of cabbage at the time of the truck accident and the vegetable had to be loaded off the trailer before it could be restored to an upright position. Nearly 300 gallons of diesel fuel from the truck’s fuel tanks also spilled on the roadway.
Head-on collisions account for a majority of truck accident fatalities and life-altering injuries. While the initial reports in this case indicate that it was the passenger vehicle that crossed the median, if you or a loved one were involved in a head-on truck accident that you believe was the fault of the truck driver, you should contact one of our Cincinnati truck accident attorneys today. Our firm has more than three decades of experience tracing these types of accidents to driver negligence, vehicle malfunctions and dangerous or defective roadways.
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