EDWARDSVILLE – Two surviving children
of a motorcyclist killed in an motor vehicle accident are suing over his
alleged wrongful death.
Lacey Heineman, individually and as
administrator of the estate of Jeffrey W. Pride, and Shane Pride
filed the suit May 5 in Madison County Circuit Court against Michael
Robinson, JB Hunt Transport Inc., JB Hunt, Anheuser-Busch LLC,
Anheuser-Busch and Juneau Associates Inc., PC.
The suit alleges that on May 7, 2014, the deceased was
driving his motorcycle southbound on Missouri Avenue in Granite City while defendant Robinson, who was driving
a commercial truck owned by defendants JB Hunt and Anheuser-Busch in
the course of his employment, had stopped to make a left-hand turn so
he could proceed northbound on Missouri Avenue.
Instead, according to the complaint, he
negligently turned into the path of the deceased, striking and killing him.
Defendant Juneau is named because the
suit alleges it should have provided a safe way for tractor trailers to
pull onto Missouri Avenue from Konzen Court, its service road.
In addition to wrongful death counts against
all the defendants, the other counts are survival action and family
expense, for a total of 30 counts.
The plaintiffs seek an amount exceeding
$50,000 for each count plus court costs. They are represented by
Michael P. Glisson and Timothy J. Chartrand of Williamson, Webster,
Falb & Glisson in Alton.
Madison County Circuit Court case