The article looks at Michael Sterio. We will examine the circumstances surrounding his death.
Who was Michael Sterio?
He was a taxi driver who was driving a Renault Fluence taxi cab.
Michael was a 70 year old man.
He was a family man who was married with six children.
He died instantly when his taxi cab collided with a broken down truck.
He hailed from Garth Wood, Knocklyon in Co Dublin.
The accident scene is southbound side of the M50 specifically between Junction 12 and 13.
Court sits on Michael Sterio case as people testify
There was a court sitting today at Dublin District Coroner’s Court as witnesses give account of what happened.
One of the principal witnesses was Denis Joyce of Kilsaran Concrete.
He was the one whose truck, the late taxi drivers car collided with that caused his death.
Denis Joyce explained that he had to park on the shoulders of the road when his truck which was loaded with stones suffered a blow -out.
He added that he was sitting at the passenger side waiting for help when he heard a bang at the back of his truck.
He added that when he went to check, he saw car underneath his truck with a man at the steering wheel.
Another witness that testified is a motorist who was traveling directly behind the late taxi driver.
The witness, one Gillian Comerford, she said she also saw the vehicle veer towards the hard shoulder, before crashing into the back of the parked truck.
“It was very smoothly done. It was just drifting. There was no indicator.” She further added that the taxi cab did not slow down and that before the collision, the front of the taxi according to her was “non-existent”
Another witness, Sinead Young said the taxi cab was traveling at 80Km/h and that the accident happened just in a flash.
The taxi and the parked truck were said to be in good mechanical condition. Paramedics indicated that when they got to the scene, the situation was “beyond medical help”.