A tanker truck carrying 50,000 pounds of milk rolled into ditch, closing the Interstate 475 east ramp on southbound U.S. Route 23. WTOL-TV reported on October 15, 2011, that the truck was heading to an Amish cheese factory in Middlefield, Ohio, when the driver failed to negotiate at the ramp and lost control of his vehicle.
The driver, Scott Bedell, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Toledo Hospital. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Transportation assisted with clean-up efforts as a precautionary measure. WTOL reported he was cited for failure to control and speed appears to be a factor in the crash.
Because truck drivers are encouraged to arrive at their destinations as quickly as possible, speed factors into many truck accidents. In this particular case, the driver should be fortunate that nobody else on the road was harmed. Needless to say, the accident could have had far more tragic consequences.
When you have been involved in a truck accident that was the result of a driver ignoring posted speed limits or similar forms of inattentive, distracted or aggressive driving, it is crucial that you immediately contact a Cincinnati truck accident attorney to help you secure the fair and appropriate compensation you deserve. For more than 30 years, the Moore Law Firm has successfully represented victims of truck accidents in northern Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati area. If you have been involved in an accident with a semi or tractor trailer, contact our office today to set up a free consultation.