Bridge and tunnel strikes in Ohio
There are a little over 27,000 total bridges in Ohio, ranging from massive highway overpasses to the smallest bridges on rural roadways. There are also thousands of vehicles, either it is personal, transportation of products, or etc. that pass each day even in the rural areas which make us think that we can't cross out the fact that there are accidents occuring there on daily basis.
According to studies and observations from previous traffic-related data, they found out that 65% of crashes occur in tunnel sections, 30% of them were from tunnel exits, specifically, 66% of total crashes that happened in tunnels were rear-end crashes and followed by sidewall impacts and blind spot-induced crashes or overturning. This phenomenon of series of crashes that happened is serious, factor includes called bridge or tunnel strike.
Bridge or tunnel strike occur when a vehicle is taller than the clearance of a bridge or tunnel and struck in the upper part or lower part of the structure. This usually happens with large trucks,buses, and other large rtansportation trucks. According Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), bridge and tunnel strikes as "serious road safety concern" as it doesn't only physically and mentally damages road users and their vehicle but also the expensive damages dealt to the said infrastructure and bad traffic congestion due to long duration repairs.
Call your Injury Lawyer
If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident at a bridge or tunnel who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of the driver has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices.
Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.