Speeding seems to be a factor in many of the accidents that transpire on our roadways today. Did you know that in 2016, speeding killed 10,111 people [Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration]? Just a few days back, speeding may have been one of the causes of a fatal truck accident that occurred in Cleveland that left a 49-year-old man dead. Leroy Miller Sr. was driving on E. 105th Street in his Hyundai Santa Fe traveling more than 35 mph [Source: Patch.com]. Aside from traveling beyond the legal limit of 35 mph, he chose not to stop at the red light that was ahead of him. As he rushed through the red stop light, a Pepsi Truck with a green light made a left turn and that is when his vehicle slammed into the semi-truck.
The Hyundai hit the side of the trailer and was lodged underneath it. Unfortunately, Miller’s injuries were so severe that he was unable to survive the accident. News 5 Cleveland reported that two others had been traveling with him and were trapped inside the vehicle. Whether the driver was unable to stop for the red because he was driving so fast or because he simply didn’t want to stop for the red light, that is unknown.
A spokesperson for PepsiCo released the following statement after the fatal crash:
“We offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim in yesterday’s accident. We are cooperating with the local authorities on all matters related to this ongoing investigation.”
21-Year-Old Cleveland Resident Killed in Accident Involving Tanker Truck
Back in February 21-year-old Summer Scott of Cleveland was killed in an accident that occurred on the Ohio Turnpike. The girl was driving in her 2016 BMW 528 when she drove right into the berm. As she attempted to make a U-turn to drive back on the roadway, she allegedly drove into the path of a tanker truck.
Fox 8 Cleveland reported that the trucker hit the vehicle causing it to veer off to the right side of the road and into a ditch. Sadly, Scott’s injuries were fatal. As for the trucker and the passenger who had been traveling with him, both only suffered minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.If you want a truck crash lawyer who is going to fight for the compensation your injuries permit you to collect, the lawyers at Russo, Rosalina, & Co., LPA are the professionals you want to hire.
Although both news sources highlighted the details of each accident, allowing you to assume who was at fault for causing the crash, the truth is, anytime a truck accident occurs, an investigation needs to be conducted to determine who or what caused it to transpire. Cleveland, OH truck accident lawyers are very helpful during this time as they work to ensure the rights of the victim are upheld and that liability is placed on the right party.
If you were recently injured in a truck crash in Cleveland and aren’t sure what your next step should be following the accident, consider contacting the Cleveland truck accident attorneys Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA at 1-866-930-3961 to arrange a free consultation. This firm is family owned and managed and wants to help you, the victim, recover the compensation you are entitled to that will allow you to focus on recovering.