Trailer truck driver dead as standby along the streets

In the recent reports from Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP,), they have identified a man killed in a 3-vehicle accident along I-275 eastbound in Forest Park night time on last Saturday. According to the authorities, victim was named Robert Crouch, age of 30, from Morgantown West Virginia was standing outside his damaged semitrailer (waiting for repair) when he was hit by an 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer at 5:15 p.m.. There are no thorough information about the specific damage Robert has sustained in the accident but one thing is transparent, he died in the course of accident according to the Troopers. As of now, the crash is still under investigations and identity of the Chevrolet driver still remains unknown or exposed publicly. 

How risky is side-road parking?

Recently, a CBS News study found that almost 1 out 5 traffic-related deaths happen when cars collide with other vehicles or pedestrians inside garages, parking lots and along side roads. This is shocking because it means 50,000 people are injured and hundreds die every year due to these incidents. So, what causes these isolated cases of road-parking accidents?

How can road side and parking lot accidents be prevented for both the resting driving and the moving vehicle?

After a long day of driving, it’s important to be mindful that you’re still on the road. There are several ways for roadside accidents to happen so make sure your car is in top shape and don’t forget about yourself.

Roadside crashes should never come as a surprise after such an exhausting journey but there are some precautions we can take before setting off or during our trip which will help us avoid hazards along the way. Such as:

  1. Remember to slow down when encountering a resting vehicle and be mindful of your driving.
  2. Timely check side mirrors for vechicles parking in the vicinity.
  3. Keep distance around other cars while maneuvering and keep it slow.
  4. Give correct signals when turning to notify surround drivers or even if there are no other drivers are present in the vicinity, still give turn signals. 
  5. Lastly, always check your vehicle if it is road-worthy from time to time to avoid unexpected lose control over the vehicle.

Who is responsible for the crash? There are two questions that must be thoroughly asked and as a guide to examine the crash: “Was the car crashed into in motion?” and “Who has the right of way?” If these questions are asked and answers are established and transparent, one of two sides may file an injury claim if there were injuries sustained in the course of accident to make the other driver responsible for his acts and covering medical bills for recuperation. 

Ryan LLP’s Cleveland car accident lawyer team is here to handle everything for you. We have the experience and skill, so we will take care of your case from start to finish while working with you every step of the way. With our help, you can ensure that all your legal rights are met as well as receive maximum compensation for what has happened.