Trucking company sues rival over collision
A collision between two tractor trailers is the subject of a suit filed in Madison County Circuit Court.
Dart Transit Company claims a U.S.A. Truck tractor trailer collided with one of their trucks at the Flying J Gas Station near Interstate 270 in Pontoon Beach on Sept. 23, 2006.
According to the complaint filed Oct. 20, the U.S.A. truck driver was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles.
Dart Transit also claims the rival driver carelessly and negligently operated his vehicle at a speed which was greater than reasonable, failed to reduce his speed and failed to stop his vehicle when a collision was imminent.
Represented by Michael Lawder of St. Louis, Dart alleges the collision required them to spend a large sum of money to repair the damages to the vehicle.
Dart also alleges they incurred a loss as a result of the downtime.
They are seeking a judgment in excess of $15,000, but less than $50,000.
The case is awaiting mandatory arbitration.