LOUISVILLE, KY, May 11, 2017 — Thomas Law Offices is representing the Bouma family of Michigan in a wrongful death claim against Travis Harmon of Ohio, a commercial truck driver who slammed into David Bouma’s vehicle on March 15, 2016 on the Combs-Hehl bridge in Ohio. The force of the collision sent Bouma’s Pontiac Grand Prix hurtling into the Ohio River below. The car remained submerged for almost two weeks before crews could pull it out of the water and identify David Bouma’s body.
The accident happened on Interstate 275 East on the Combs-Hehl Bridge. Travis Harmon was driving a tractor-trailer operating as a tow truck. Harmon was traveling in the highway’s center lane attempting to avoid two different collisions. While braking, he hit a car which disabled his semi’s steering capability. The police investigative report stated that he no longer had “any control of his vehicle.” Seconds later, the tractor-trailer rear-ended David Bouma’s vehicle and sent it flying over the bridge.