Cleveland man hit, killed Thursday night while outside vehicle on Interstate 71
September 11, 2009, 10:05AM
UPDATED 12:05 P.M. BROOK PARK, Ohio — A Cleveland man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a car on Interstate 71 in Brook Park after his vehicle broke down.
According to Brook Park police, Junior Lane, 47, of Cleveland, was a passenger in a pickup with a trailer on I-71 north of Snow Road at 9:23 p.m. The truck stopped on the highway to check on a problem with the trailer. Lane and another passenger got out of the truck stopped in the center lane. Lane was standing between the truck and trailer when the trailer from behind by the Mercedes Benz driven by a 72-year-old Rolf Barth of Columbus.
Police said the other passenger avoided injury.
Lane was taken to Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights, where he was pronounced dead.
Police asked that anyone who witnessed the incident call detectives at 216-433-1239.
osted by dibmx
Why the heck don't people get over, like they are supposed to, when they see a car disabled on the side of the road? This could have been avoided. So sad.
Did he have his flashers on? Was the trailer's taillights working? The other driver may not have seen him and might not have had time to stop.