Pizza Man sued for driving too fast

Kelly Holleran Aug. 13, 2009, 2:40am

A man claims a pizza delivery driver injured him during a collision.

David Ahle filed a lawsuit Aug. 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against Dennis Chandler, doing business as Pizza Man.

Ahle claims he was driving south on Old Troy Road near Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Aug. 9, 2007, when Michael A. Whitelaw, who was driving north on Old Troy Road for Pizza Man, collided with him.

Because of the collision, Ahle suffered severe and permanent injuries, was hindered and prevented from attending to his usual duties and lost the value of his time, according to the complaint. In addition, he suffered mental and physical anguish and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Ahle blames Pizza Man, through Whitelaw, for failing to keep a proper lookout, for failing to keep his vehicle under control, for failing to see Ahle, for failing to stop his vehicle in time to avoid a collision, for driving his vehicle into the path in which Ahle, for driving too fast and for failing to decrease his speed to avoid a collision.

Ahle is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other money the court deems just.

Christopher M. Donohoo of The Donohoo Law Firm in Wood River will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-814.

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