Lanter truck caused Route 162 accident, suit claims

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 27, 2008, 10:44am

A man injured when a Lanter Delivery Systems truck collided with his vehicle filed a personal injury suit in Madison County Circuit Court March 26, claiming he sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Leonard Daiber claims he was driving on Illinois Route 162 near Keebler Road in Collinsville Township when Kevin Pawlow, who was operating a truck owned by Lanter, collided with his 2004 Chevrolet Impala while he was stopped.

Daiber claims Pawlow disregarded his duty to operate his vehicle with due care and with due regard for the safety of all persons on the roadway.

He also claims Pawlow negligently:

  • Failed to keep his vehicle under proper control;

  • Failed to keep a proper lookout;

  • Drove his vehicle too close to his vehicle;

  • Drove his vehicle too fast for conditions;

  • Failed to stop his vehicle to prevent a collision; and

  • Failed to stop, swerve, or slow his vehicle to avoid a collision.

    Daiber claims the collision caused permanent injuries to his back, neck, shoulders and legs which caused and will continue to cause a disability, pain and suffering and medical expenses.

    His wife, Alice Daiber, also is seeking damages alleging Leonard's injuries have deprived her of his comfort, companionship and consortium.

    Represented by Edward Unsell of East Alton, the Daibers are seeking damages in excess of $150,000, plus costs.

    The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David Hylla.

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