Pictured above: The fiery crash (picture courtesy of ABC 5 Ohio

On Sunday, August 3rd, an accident between a semi-truck and a fuel tanker left one man injured and an entire stretch of US-30 blocked off for days. The collision occurred when the semi-truck, driven by 22-year-old William Nobach was driving toward traffic on US-30 and crashed into a Marathon gasoline fuel tanker that was driven by 27-year-old Kenneth Kesner. According to witnesses, as soon as the two collided, both trucks went up in flames.

Officials have also stated that although they do not know why Nobach did not stop, it appeared that he did not slow down as he approached the already slow traffic. Nobach unfortunately suffered critical injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital. Kesner was not injured. Because of the nature of the accident, the Wayne County EPA had to be contacted in order to respond to the fuel spillage. The crash remains under investigation as officials try to understand why Nobach did not stop in time. 

Legal Commentary
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common. In this situation, if Nobach’s driving had caused bodily injury to others, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by a trucking accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.