City: Freedom, Ohio
County: Portage, Ohio
Date of Accident: January 15, 2014
Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1999 KW 900 / 2007 Sterling 825
Two trucks crashed in Freedom, Portage, Ohio, and caused injuries for a 50 year old woman on January 15, 2014 at approximately 6:31 am. Police reports are that the trucks, a 1999 KW 900 tractor-semi and a 2007 Sterling 825 tractor double were headed east in the right lane of Interstate Route 80 at the Ohio Turnpike. The rear trailer axle of the KW tractor allegedly broke free and was struck by the Sterling truck. The KW truck was being driven by 64 year old Robert W. Strong of Atwater, Ohio, and the sterling truck was being driven by the woman, Minica S. Franks of Cleveland, Ohio. She was transported by Community EMS to Robinson Memorial. Interstate towing removed the trucks from the scene.
Accidents that were caused by equipment failure were 101 in 2011. Freedom, Portage, Ohio, whose population in 2012 was 2,751, suffered 43 injury crashes with 58 that resulted in injuries. Those accidents which involved tractor/semi-trailers amounted to 1,875 which resulted in injuries. Drivers who operated defective vehicles and caused injury crashes were 570 in 2011. Those accidents which involved other movable objects and resulted in injuries were 218.
If you’ve been injured in a Freedom, Suffield or Mantua, Ohio, area accident, please call the Portage County, Ohio, truck accident attorneys at Chester Law at 800-218-4243.