We have all heard about the devastation that texting and driving can cause, and some people have experienced it firsthand. In Ohio, it is illegal for residents to text while driving for the purpose of keeping our roads safe and preventing serious car accidents. Those who are caught doing so can face fines and other penalties. What happens, however, if a police officer texts and drives while someone is in their backseat? As was recently discovered in Cuyahoga County, nothing.
News reports detail that a Cleveland motorcyclist was killed after his motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer Wednesday morning in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. The truck accident occurred around 8:10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 64 about a mile west of State Highway 18. State highway patrol expressed that the truck accident happened when a 64-year-old man was traveling northbound on U.S. 64 when he crossed the center lane of the highway and hit a southbound semi truck.
A truck driver from Cleveland reportedly caused a truck accident in Washington County, Pa. last Monday. No one was hurt in the truck accident but as a result of the crash the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently ordered that the bridge be torn down. According to news reports, a 49-year-old truck driver was reportedly heading west on Interstate 70 when the semi truck he was driving collided with the McIlvaine Bridge.
An accident involving a commercial truck, such as an eighteen-wheeler or other large freight carrier, is typically much more catastrophic than an ordinary traffic accident. These truck accidents can be extremely serious as a typical fully-loaded large commercial truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Additionally these truck accidents can cause major delays in traffic flow as well as major injuries and even death.
We have reported on many truck accidents that occur in the Cleveland and surrounding areas involving a number of commercial trucks but not many of the stories we report involve injuries to roadway workers, until now.
A semi-truck rollover may delay commutes for thousands in Cleveland today due to debris after the truck rolled-over on a metro highway. According to a Fox 8 news report and the Cleveland Police Department, a semi-truck traveling westbound on Interstate 480 rolled off the road, down an embankment and onto Lee Road below. Following the accident, the driver of the semi-truck was trapped inside the rig until authorities were able to remove him from the semi-truck.
Two people were injured early Monday morning when a truck plowed into a RTA bus shelter in Cleveland. The truck accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. at an RTA bus stop near West 73rd Street and Lorain Avenue. According to a nearby resident that was woken up by the crash, when she went to the window of her apartment to see what had happened she saw a truck has crashed into a bus shelter and split an electric power pole.
An Ohio man was killed and three more hospitalized after a four-car accident on Monday in Parkman Township. The multi-car accident occurred around 5:52 a.m. near the intersection of Route 528 and Farley Road.