Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
The co-founder of Nashville cement company Nashville Ready Mix said the company ignored safety protocols, contributing to the fatal truck accident that killed 33-year-old Sergio Lopez, WSMV reported.
A cement truck owned by Nashville Ready Mix crashed into Lopez in March of 2013, resulting in his death. Donald Meadows, the company’s co-founder, claimed in a sworn deposition that the company was fully aware of brake problems in the cement truck before this accident. Despite the known maintenance issues, according to the deposition, the truck driver was told to keep driving.
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