Roadrunner driver failed to swerve, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Aug. 11, 2010, 5:29am

A woman has filed suit against the truck driver who she claims improperly changed lanes and struck her vehicle.

Cheri Boyd-Hunter claims she was driving south on Interstate 55 near mile post 0 on Aug. 10, 2008, when defendant Arthur Sanford Weiss of defendant Roadrunner Transportation, who was driving a truck for his employer, defendant Phillip Garrett, improperly changed lanes and caused an accident.

Because of the collision, Boyd-Hunter sustained injuries to her neck, back, left shoulder, trunk, spinal column and vertebrae and suffers headaches, according to the complaint filed July 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. In addition, she suffered damages to her entire nervous system, suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, incurred an impaired and diminished ability to work and incurred medical costs of $14,971, the suit states.

She blames Weiss for causing the accident, saying he negligently drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision, failed to warn of his approach and failed to exercise the highest degree of care.

In her complaint, Boyd-Hunter is seeking a judgment of more than $25,000 and less than $75,000, plus costs.

Sheldon Weinstein of Cofman Townsley in Clayton will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-366.

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