• July 27, 2022

Driver Injured in Truck Fire Accident on US 62 in Brown County, OH

Brown County, OH -- July 26, 2022, one person was injured after an accident where a truck crashed and caught fire off US 62.

In their initial reports, officials said that the crash took place outside Sardinia just before 6:30 a.m. along US 62 in the area of Highway 32.

Brown County, OH Truck Fire Accident Injures Driver on US 62

According to investigators, a semi-trailer was traveling along the highway when it somehow went off-road and hit a tree. Reports say the diesel fuel ignited and caught the truck on fire.

EMS transported the driver to a hospital with burns. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Truck Fire Accident on US 62 in Brown County

While it's not clear what happened here, any truck wreck resulting in a fire raises some red flags. While that can be an unavoidable result of some crashes, commercial trucks sometimes have a unique problem that the average motorist won't have to deal with. Put simply, many trucks have fuel tanks in a dangerous place simply because it's cheaper and more convenient for manufacturers. They've known the risks for years, but they have no legal requirement right now to make the trucks safer. But that doesn't mean they can't be held accountable for their negligence, which is why crashes like this almost always warrant more thorough investigations. Are those steps being taken here?

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