The family of a 19-year-old who was hit and killed by truck while riding his bicycle last year in Ohio has filed a wrongful death suit against the driver who struck him. The bicyclist was struck at approximately 55 mph and dragged for about 150 feet under the truck. Witnesses state that the at-fault driver never made any attempts to stop. There were tire marks across his stomach and chest and his jaw, pelvis and one of his legs were shattered. He died a few hours after arriving at the hospital via helicopter.
The lawsuit states at-fault driver has a history of medical problems that impair his ability to drive, including a history of poor vision. In fact, almost 2 months prior to the accident, the driver was told by his eye doctor that his medical conditions had caused his vision to become so poor that he could not see well enough to drive and disqualified him from doing so, but he continued to drive anyway. The driver was charged with misdemeanor moving violation causing death and his driver’s license has been revoked.