Early Saturday morning, a westbound semi rolled over while crossing the median on the Ohio Turnpike near exit 59. After crossing the median into the eastbound lanes, the semi was then hit by an oncoming vehicle.
The driver of the semi, Kenny Ulloa, lost control, struck the median guardrail, then overturned his vehicle. He was not severely hurt, but the driver of the other vehicle, William Eyre, was sent to the hospital with injuries.
We hope Mr. Eyre’s injuries are not serious, and he recovers quickly.
Legal Issues Arising From This Accident
In this accident, the driver of the semi failed to control their vehicle. This would most likely result in a Failure to Control citation.
Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.202, entitled “Operation without being in reasonable control of the vehicle,” states:
(A) No person shall operate a motor vehicle… on any street, highway, or property open to the public for vehicular traffic without being in reasonable control of the vehicle, trolley, streetcar, agricultural tractor, or unit of farm machinery.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of operating a motor vehicle or agricultural tractor without being in control of it, a minor misdemeanor.
This means that the driver failed to reduce their speed and drive with the proper precaution, causing danger to others on the roadways, and resulted in the rollover accident.
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