Elderly Man Killed, Elderly Woman Injured in Cuyahoga OH, Truck Crash

City: Brook Park, Ohio
County: Cuyahoga, Ohio
Date of Accident: November 12, 2013
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2004 Pontiac Grand Am / 2012 Freightliner Tractor

An elderly man, Raymond Rutkowski 82, of Seven Hills, Ohio, lost his life and an elderly woman, Patricia Rutkowski 73, sustained injuries, following an accident that occurred in Brook Park, Cuyahoga, Ohio, on November 12, 2013 at approximately 7:13 pm. According to police reports, a 2012 Freightliner truck was traveling east on Brook Park Road (State Route 17) in the curb lane, while the couple was traveling in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix midsize car, with the man driving, north on the driveway of Lakefront Lines at 13315 Brook Park Road. The car was allegedly driven in the eastbound curb lane, partially under the trailer of the freightliner. It was struck in the front and then run over by the right rear wheels of the truck. The car spun off the roadway and struck a utility pole before resting. Both were transported by Brook Park Fire to Metro Hospital. Rich’s towed the car.

Those which involved tractor/semi-trailers amounted to 77 which resulted in fatalities. Brook Park, Cuyahoga, Ohio, had a population of 21,218 residents in 2012; they suffered 1 fatal crash of 405 and 115 injury crashes that resulted in 153 injuries. Mid size, vehicles that were involved in accidents in 2011 were 41,253 of a total of 158,786, which caused injuries. Accidents which were not hit/skip in 2010 were 939 which caused fatal injuries. Accidents that occurred in 2010 which involved drivers’ failure to yield accounted for 12,165 that resulted in injuries, while those which were angle crashes were 21,458 which resulted in injuries in 2010.

If you’ve been injured in a Bratenahl, Brook Park or Morgan, Ohio, areas, accident, please call the Cuyahoga County, Ohio, wrongful death attorneys at Chester Law at 800-218-4243.