Construction work is, obviously, hard work, and a construction accident in Ohio is far from a singular occurrence. The state sees non-stop activity in projects of all types from one end to the other, and the potential is always there for a fall, a scaffolding injury, a cave in, burn or other construction-related accident.
According to Ohio news reports, Interstate 70 was shut down for several hours on Wednesday afternoon following a truck accident involving multi-vehicles. Reports detail that the truck accident caused a chain reaction that shut down both lanes of traffic on the interstate. State Highway Patrol troopers are blaming the truck accident on a semi-truck driver who was allegedly not paying attention while driving, which caused him to lose control of his rig during wet road conditions.
A truck driver from Cleveland reportedly caused a truck accident in Washington County, Pa. last Monday. No one was hurt in the truck accident but as a result of the crash the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently ordered that the bridge be torn down. According to news reports, a 49-year-old truck driver was reportedly heading west on Interstate 70 when the semi truck he was driving collided with the McIlvaine Bridge.
A recent truck accident in Ohio critically injured 5 people, including two children and an infant, last week on I-70 when a tractor-trailer and a minivan collided in western Franklin County. According to Franklin County deputies, the truck accident occurred around 3 p.m. when a Ford Windstar heading east on Interstate 70 was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer truck. As a result of the collision, the Ford Windstar's back half of the vehicle was crush and forced off the south side of the freeway.