My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Ohio
My son was traveling on a st rt. yesterday (one lane highway). To the left of the highway, there was another road where there were utility trucks working on telephone lines. There were men in tents almost in the road where the work was being done and ALSO where the road that goes straight (St Rt 81).
There were approximately 4 work trucks, tents, etc...
There were also NO flaggers, no warning signs, no lights and NO ONE directing traffic.
A truck in FRONT of my son had stopped because he wanted to turn on the road to the left.
The truck stopped and asked the utility crew if he could turn there and they responded NO this is a work site.
My son thought he was turning left and didn't have time to stop and rear ended the vehicle (40 mph).
My questions are, can a vehicle just "STOP" in the middle of the road with a flow of traffic and ask a crew if he can turn?
Are there not laws (ODOT) or UTCD laws about Utility crews that must have traffic control (flaggers), warning lights, on a highway, ??
My son wants to fight the citation.