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Nicole Van Gundy Killed in Accident with Semi-Truck on US Route 62 in Pickaway County, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio — A woman lost her life in a collision involving a semi-truck. The incident happened Thursday afternoon on US Route 62.

According to reports, a woman traversing the intersection at Five Points Pike was hit head-on by a semi-truck traveling south. The semi-truck then flipped and collided with a pole, emitting smoke.

The woman died at the scene. Authorities have identified her as Nicole A. Van Gundy.

Reports indicate that there was an 8-year-old passenger in Van Gundy’s vehicle at the time of the crash. The child sustained minor injuries and was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for medical attention.

Thoughts on fatal accidents involving semi-trucks

Every year, over 4,000 lives are tragically cut short due to collisions involving large trucks. Semi-truck accidents, like the one here, often result in devastating consequences. This is because commercial trucks’ sheer size and weight pose a significant risk to smaller passenger vehicles sharing the road.

While some accidents may be attributed to chance or uncontrollable factors, many can be prevented or avoided through proper precautions and responsible behavior. Commercial truck drivers and their companies bear a heightened standard of responsibility to ensure the safety of others on the road.

A thorough investigation into this incident is critical to determine whether the trucker and trucking company took all preventative measures to avoid the collision. Questions surrounding the attentiveness of the truck driver, adherence to speed limits, potential distractions, and the truck’s maintenance must be examined and answered.

Unfortunately, negligence in some form often plays a role in these tragic accidents. Whether it be distraction, speeding, impairment, or mechanical issues left unchecked, those responsible must be held accountable for their actions. The surviving family members deserve answers and justice for their unimaginable loss.




The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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