On behalf of Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A. posted in Truck accidents on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

Human error is responsible for a fair share of motor vehicle accidents. When these accidents involve large trucks, damage and injuries can be catastrophic. In a tragic turn of events, a mother was killed in a truck accident that also injured her two children.

A Columbus woman was involved in a collision with a commercial truck at the Ludlow Road intersection on Rt. 36. Police responded to the Champaign County accident at 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 10.

The 37-year-old woman was driving north on Ludlow Road with her two children when the accident occurred. The 7-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy were passengers in the rear of the vehicle at the time of the accident. According to police, a commercial truck traveling east on Rt. 36 struck the woman’s vehicle when she failed to stop at a stop sign. The crash sent the woman’s vehicle off the road.

The driver of the truck was identified as a 57-year-old male. Though uninjured, the man did strike a utility pole and forklift in the crash.

The woman was airlifted from the accident to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where she later succumbed to her injuries. The two children suffered non-life-threatening wounds and were transported to Urbana’s Mercy Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Tragically, a single error cost a woman her life and forever altered the lives of those involved in the accident. Unfortunately, negligent driving all too often leads to accidents. Victims of the negligence of another driver may have a claim to compensation for damages suffered in the accident. Those who drive carelessly are a liability on the road, and victims of their actions should seek information on receiving retribution for expenses and injuries.

Source: The Columbus Dispatch, “Woman killed in car crash with truck,” Jim Woods, Oct. 10, 2012