Steelers news: Dwayne Haskins' lawyer files lawsuit one year after his tragic death

Steelers, Dwayne Haskins
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Yesterday was another reminder of just how fragile life is. On the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Dwayne Haskins, fans, analysts, and teammates shared posts in memory of the former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback.

Ironically, just one day later, Haskins' lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the driver who struck Haskins, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirms.

Haskins was struck by a dump truck while trying to cross I-595 on foot after reportedly running out of gas. Though Haskins had a blood-alcohol level that was well over the legal limit of .08 in the state of Florida, his lawyer is arguing that many unanswered questions remain as to why the truck driver did not avoid hitting Haskins.

The statement from the Ellsley Law Firm says that the driver refused to give a blood sample to police on the scene and that his phone records from the exact time of the incident have not been released. The lawsuit also states that they have not been provided the alcohol test results for the driver who hit Haskins.

The Ellsley Law Firm states that filing this lawsuit is an important step in uncovering the truth. The fact that this happened just one day after the one-year anniversary of Dwayne Haskins' tragic death is peculiar timing. It's unclear where things will go from there or if the law firm will have enough evidence to win a case at this point in time.

Prior to his tragic death, Haskins had been training with his Steelers teammates in Florida, including quarterback Mitch Trubisky. He was just 24 years old.