• November 06, 2023

Two Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on State Route 15 in Madison Township, OH

Williams County, OH — November 3, 2023, two people were injured following a semi-truck accident at around 8:18 a.m. along State Route 15.

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials indicate they responded to the scene at State Route 15 and U.S. 20A between the towns of Pioneer and Holiday City.

Two Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on State Route 15 in Madison Township, OH

According to preliminary statements, a 56-year-old Archbold man was in a Chevy 4500 going northbound along S.R. 15. While crossing the U.S. 20A intersection, it's said that an eastbound semi-truck failed to stop at the stop sign, colliding with the Chevy.

As a result of the collision, both the Archbold man and the semi driver were taken to the hospital with injuries described as serious. Authorities have not released any additional details at this time.

I wanted to check out where this happened, so I found the most recent images I could of S.R. 15 and U.S. 20A in Madison Township. If I'm looking at the right intersection, there appear to be two large stop signs which should generally be clearly visible for eastbound traffic. Now, maybe something unusual and unavoidable happened, or perhaps there were issues to visibility authorities failed to mention. But if what I'm seeing is what the semi driver should have been seeing, and if the allegations in the news are accurate, I can't help but wonder what else could have had a stronger hold on his attention that he somehow failed to stop at the intersection.

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