Pleasant Township, OH (January 21, 2024) – Police in Pleasant Township responded to the scene of a fatal crash involving a semi-truck on Saturday afternoon, January 20th. The crash took place around 12:30 p.m. on US Highway 23 near Newmans Cardington Road.

According to a report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a semi-truck was traveling southbound on US-23 when it tried to make a left turn onto Newman Cardington Road. At the same time, a car was also traveling southbound on US-23. The car collided with the semi-truck while it was trying to turn. The driver of the car, 94-year-old Richard Roads, died at the crash scene. The driver of the semi-truck, who was not identified, was taken to Marion General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. There is no information on the exact cause of the accident at this time. An investigation is ongoing and it is unknown whether any charges will be filed.

Police urged motorists to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. No additional information has been released.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Richard Roads following this deadly semi-truck accident in Pleasant Township.

Ohio Semi-Truck Accidents  Pleasant Township, OH - One Dead, One Hurt in Semi-Truck Crash on US-23

Semi-trucks play an important role in our daily lives. They transport necessary materials and supplies that we use to sustain our lifestyle and our economy. However, a semi-truck is a large, powerful vehicle that weighs up to 80,000 pounds when it is fully loaded. It is easy to imagine that the force and power generated by a semi-truck accident can be massive, especially when the accident involves a much smaller vehicle.

Semi-truck collisions can result in serious injuries that are much more likely to occur than a crash between two passenger vehicles. Some of the most common injuries that occur in truck accidents are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs
  • Broken bones
  • Strains and sprains
  • Neck and spinal cord trauma
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Death

If you or a family member have been affected by a crash involving a semi-truck, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Truck accident cases are unique because they involve large insurance policies and a potentially life-altering injury. With the stakes being so high, you should have a skilled attorney by your side at the soonest possible time.

Here at the Attkisson Law Firm, we bring our unique approach to every client’s case. Our firm has a strong passion for achieving justice on behalf of injured victims. We will fight for your rights every step of the way during the legal process.

Our team is here to take your call at any time. Let us help you following a sudden and unexpected tragedy. There is no financial obligation until we obtain a recovery for you and our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your time to speak with a truck accident attorney in Pleasant Township, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at (937) 632-1175.

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Disclaimer: For many years, the attorneys at Attkisson Law Firm have dedicated themselves to assisting injured accident victims and their families throughout Ohio. We want to encourage everyone to slow down and operate motor vehicles with caution. Please note this post is not an attempt to solicit business. The information provided herein should not be considered medical or legal advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post was not taken at the accident scene.