Friday, May 25, 2007

Family Suing Milk Company

Law Firm Says Milk Truck Driver At Fault In Death

OKEECHOBEE, FL. – Sheila Roysdon, an Okeechobee resident was driving her Chevrolet van northbound to her home on State Road 15 around 6 p.m. on March 6 of this year when  a McArthur Dairy truck operated by Jose Melecio-Torres-Ramirez allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection of NW 208th Street and State Road 15, colliding with Sheila Roysdon's van, causing her death.
The law firm of Ricci~Leopold is claiming negligence and has filed a suit for damages againt McArthur Dairy. Ted Leopold of the firm says: "The pursuit of public safety requires that citizens of our communities are entitled to have trucks on the roadway that are properly maintained and are run in a safe condition.  Also, we are all entitled to expect that when those trucks are out on the roadway that the drivers have been properly hired, supervised and trained.  Unfortunately, McArthur does not believe in this form of safety.  McArthur breached their responsibility to our community and Sheila Roysdon is dead as a result,"

"We are confident in our belief that not only was the 1998 International 9100 series truck improperly maintained and in violation of various regulations, but that Mr. Torres-Ramirez was not properly trained to nor capable of operating a truck of this size.  Any company assumes liability if it allows an employee to operate a vehicle that is unsafe and that vehicle is driven by someone in a dangerous manner.  This poorly maintained truck became a killing machine that took the life of a vibrant and loving woman," Mr. Leopold added.

"Our intent is to show the facts to a jury and to obtain a full measure of justice for Mr. Roysdon, while protecting the public from incidents like this in the future," he concluded.

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