• July 18, 2017

David Duffy, Mary Duffy, Seth Pratt, Brooke Herman, John Marhulik, Nancy Marhulik & Eight-Year-Old all Injured in Truck Accident in Mahoning CO., OH

Mahoning County, OH -- A nine-vehicle crash in the area of Mahoning County, OH left an eight-year-old girl, David Duffy, Mary Duffy, Seth Pratt, Brooke Herman, John Marhulik, and Nancy Marhulik with injuries.

According to officials, a semi-truck rear-ended a Volkswagen on Interstate 76 around 6 p.m. The semi then collided with a van, which sent the van into the rear of a Chevy pickup. Police claim the semi subsequently collided with a Dodge; a Nissan, and a Chevy Impala. Two other vehicles, a Jeep Patriot and a Chevy Captiva, were also involved.

It's being reported that was stopped for construction.

The exact cause of the incident remains under investigation at this time.

More information may be forthcoming.

map of the area

Commentary

Another day, another truck driver who seems incapable of controlling his speed for stopped traffic. That's not our attitude because we see so many injuries and fatalities in these types of accidents. But, it must be the attitude of trucking companies as we've seen several of these accidents--many involving several injuries and deaths--just this week.

In fact, we currently have several cases with fact patterns very similar to this particular accident.

If I sound frustrated it's because I am.

Every driver, be they the operator of an 18-wheeler or an 18 Horsepower motor scooter, has a duty to control their speed and not hit the driver in front of them.

It would be easy to become jaded and accept that these types of of accidents are just a fact of life. However, as I said before, we're seeing victims of these types of accidents with frightening regularity. And there's nothing normal about their suffering.

Concerning something as basic as not hitting the vehicle in front of you, it seems the trucking industry has not gotten the message.

--Grossman Law Offices

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