According to recent Ohio news reports, a section of State Route 148 was shut down on Saturday following a truck accident that sent one man to the hospital and left crews scrambling to clear debris from the roadway. The truck accident occurred when a car slammed into a semi-truck which caused police to shut down one lane of traffic on State Route 148 in Powhatan Point Saturday. Reports detail that the truck accident occurred around 10 a.m. at the intersection of State Route 148 and County Road 5.
Police reports revealed that the driver of the car was at fault for the crash. The Shadyside driver "allegedly drove his 2004 Ford Explorer into the side of a coal truck tractor trailer." Responding officers told Ohio media outlets that the semi truck was being driven by a Belmont man that was heading east on State Route 148 when the Ford Explorer failed to stop at a stop sign.
The driver of the semi truck was not injured in the incident but the driver of the Explorer was rushed to OVMC for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the truck accident. Following the crash, the driver was cited by the Ohio Highway Patrol for failure to yield at a stop sign. The section of State Route 148 affected by the track accident was reopened after emergency crews removed debris and other objects from the roadway.
Source: WTRF 7 "Traffic Accident Sends One Man to Hospital" 1/29/2011