Beelman Truck sued over pedestrian fatality in unmarked crosswalk

Andrea Dearden Mar. 24, 2011, 3:00am



A truck driver is accused of hitting and killing a Madison County man as he walked across a street.

Marilyn Headley, on behalf of the estate of Robert W. Schaefer, filed a lawsuit March 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Kevin J. Cobb and his employer, Beelman Truck Co. Inc.

According to the complaint, Schaefer was walking across the intersection of Lewis & Clark Boulevard and West Chain of Rock Road in Granite City in November 2010. Cobb was allegedly driving his tractor-trailer north on Lewis & Clark Boulevard.

Headley says Cobb hit Schaefer who was allegeldy crossing in an unmarked crosswalk. The man died as a result of his injuries.

Headley accuses Cobb and Beelman of negligence and asks for more than $100,000 in damages plus court fees.

Headley is represented by attorneys Jon E. Rosenstengel of Belleville and Christopher A. Allen and Jeffrey S. Singer of St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case No. 11-L-111

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