One Ohio man is dead and three others are injured after a semi truck collided with a tree trimming truck in Greenwich. On that morning in mid-November the crew of the tree trimming truck were setting up to do some work on the side of the road. A flagger was in place, carrying a stop sign and directing traffic. Two vehicle, the tree trimming truck and another pickup truck were sitting in the northbound lanes.
That’s when an 18-wheeler, which was heading northbound, collided with the two vehicles and three pedestrians in the tree trimming crew. Emergency crews arrived on the scene and discovered the three members of the tree trimming crew in serious condition. All were rushed to nearby hospitals. One of those men, a 34-year-old worker, eventually died from his injuries.
The driver of the big rig was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An investigation into the accident is being conducted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. They did not indicate whether intoxication or distraction played a role in the crash.
If the injured workers or the family of the man who was killed decided to seek compensation, an attorney would ask some key questions. For instance, did the truck driver attempt to brake? Had he sent a text message or been on his phone in the seconds leading up to the crash? Was the truck he was driving properly outfitted and inspected or did something malfunction? By finding answers to these questions, an attorney may be able help the families get compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs and pain and suffering.
Source: wmfd.com, “UPDATE: Man Dies After Tree Trimming Truck Accident,” Kaylie Spotts, November 19, 2016