On August 15, 2013, the 8th District Court of Appeals located here in Cleveland, Ohio came down with a decision in the matter of Anderson v. Schmidt, an appeal from the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in a personal injury case. The Plaintiff, Priscilla Anderson, a 74 year old woman, was struck by a tow truck while crossing the street in a crosswalk. Ms. Anderson later died from complications as a result of her injuries. Her children brought a wrongful death action against the negligent driver that hit her.
Every driver knows when they visit the local gas station that they have a variety of options to fill up their car. And just as you know that putting diesel fuel in your Honda Accord would leave you stranded on the side of the road, so too should major transportation companies know the importance of distinguishing between different types of fuel.