According to recent news reports from Mercer County Ohio three people have died as a result of an 18-wheeler collision that occurred on Tuesday Dec. 14 around 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of Route 127 and Route 33 near Celina Ohio. A car and a semi-truck collided resulting in the deaths of three of the four people in the car. The surviving victim was taken to an Indiana hospital. The 18-wheeler driver was transported to Mercy Hospital in Coldwater to be treated for a back injury.
18-wheeler accidents as most would assume can cause immense amounts of damage and loss of life as this unfortunate news article attests. If an 18-wheeler driver bears liability for this accident the drivers employer will likely also bear liability for the accident. However some semi-truck wrecks can be a result of the negligence of an outside party such as a third-party cargo-loading company or a route-planning company. In other instances another car or vehicle may have contributed in some fashion to the accident. Essentially fatal 18-wheeler accidents can often have many parties involved that may all bear portions of liability for an accident. Consequently an independent investigation may be conducted in order to discover the possible liable parties so that they can be held accountable for their negligence contributing to such a deadly and devastating accident.
- Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer Michael Grossman