Philip Gonzales May 27, 2016, 6:47pm


EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing Kris Cairns and Bad Boy Trucking LLC, truck driver and employer, citing negligence and alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Dennis Wutrick filed a complaint on May 24 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the defendants over an alleged collision.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 17, 2015, he was driving on Interstate 57, and the defendants' tractor-trailer was being driven by defendant Cairns in the same direction behind him when it suddenly and violently collided with his vehicle , causing him to suffer bodily injury, pain and suffering, lost wages and injury to earning capacity, medical expenses and disability or loss of normal life. The plaintiff holds Kris Cairns and Bad Boy Trucking LLC responsible because defendant Cairns allegedly followed his vehicle too closely, operated the truck at a great speed, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to avoid a collision with his vehicle, failed to slow or stop when danger was imminent and failed to adhere to certain traffic rules and regulations.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount in excess of $75,000, plus costs of this suit. He is represented by Brett A. Manchel of Levinson and Stefani in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-00577

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