One Injured in Truck Accident on I-675 in Beavercreek, OH
Beavercreek, OH -- February 15, 2023, one person sustained injuries as the result of an accident on I-675 involving a semi-truck.
Preliminary details indicate that the incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. along northbound I-675 in the area of Ripple Road. It resulted in at least one person being taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
Authorities said that a previous crash slowed traffic along the interstate. In that traffic, an 18-wheeler crashed into a car and jackknifed, hitting two other vehicles. I can't help noticing at least one source wording the events as saying that the "slowed traffic in the area caused" the truck driver to hit the car (emphasis mine).
Does traffic really cause a crash? Or is it someone's inability to slow down in time to avoid it? Surely there were plenty of other drivers around that had no issues slowing down. So what was different about this truck driver? There could be extenuating circumstances they couldn't control, but experience tells me more thorough investigations would likely show that the traffic wasn't anywhere close to the real reason the truck didn't slow down in time.