Deadly Chain Reaction Crash On US-24
A multiple vehicle crash occurred on US-24 near County Road 87 on Tuesday due to morning fog. The crash involved 10 semi-trucks and 2 cars, shutting down both directions of the highway.
The crash is thought to have been caused when a pickup truck failed to yield at the intersection. A tanker truck then collided with the pickup truck, causing five more collisions as a result.
The driver of the pickup truck that collided with the tanker was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. One other driver was injured during this multi-vehicle crash as well.
One driver that avoided the accident by driving into the ditch explained, “I had never seen fog like that in my life.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the involved pickup truck driver, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured.
Legal Issues Arising From This Accident
The cause of this accident was the pickup track that failed to yield at the intersection. Ohio Revised Code § 4511.43 Right-of-way rule at through highways, stop signs, yield signs states:
- The driver of a vehicle or trackless trolley approaching a yield sign shall slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line.
- Whenever a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle or trackless trolley in the intersection or junction of roadways, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, the collision shall be prima-facie evidence of the driver’s failure to yield the right-of-way.
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In this specific accident, the at-fault driver would be considered the driver of the pickup truck. The failure to yield at the intersection caused the proceeding five crashes.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident of this nature, call our Ohio car accident attorneys at 800.637.8170. Our attorneys will review your case and give you the best plan of action. You can also order a free copy of The Ohio Accident Book which contains valuable information for Ohio car accident victims.