Dump truck driver caused Route 3 accident, suit says

Kelly Holleran Sep. 1, 2011, 3:14am

A Madison County man claims he sustained injuries after a dump truck driver collided into the rear of his vehicle.

Marcus Roshell filed a lawsuit Aug. 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Jamie Peterson, Allied Waste Transportation, Rupublic Services, Allied Waste Industries of Illinois, Allied Waste North America and Midwest Waste Services.

In his complaint, Roshell claims he drove on Route 3 at its intersection with West 20th Street in Madison County on Aug. 28, 2009, when he stopped for a traffic signal. Suddenly, Peterson, who was driving a vehicle for Allied and its subsidiary defendants, slammed into the rear of Roshell's vehicle, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, Roshell incurred medical costs, lost wages, suffered disfigurement and disability and has been restricted from his usual duties, the suit states.

Roshell blames Peterson for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove in such a manner that he collided with Roshell's vehicle, failed to control his vehicle and drove in an improper manner.

In his seven-count complaint, Roshell is seeking a judgment of more than $350,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

William J. Mateyka and George H. Albers of Mateyka and Associates in Granite City will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-831.

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