Craig Thorpe filed suit Feb. 14 against United Parcel Service in Madison County Circuit Court seeking damages he sustained when a UPS driver struck him. The accident took place Feb. 21, 2002, when Thorpe was walking along the shoulder of an entrance ramp to Interstate 30 in Little Rock, Ark.
The complaint does not state where Thorpe presently lives or why the complaint was filed in Madison County.
Thorpe alleges UPS breached its duty of care and was guilty of negligence by failing to keep a proper lookout of pedestrians, driving the vehicle in a manner as to cause the truck to strike him, and failing to apply the brakes and reduce speed to avoid a collision.
According to the complaint, Thorpe's body was bruised, lacerated and otherwise injured, both internally and externally, resulting in disability and disfigurement, which has and will continue to cause him great pain and mental anguish.
He claims he has lost earnings that otherwise would have come to him and will continue be obligated for medical care and expenses.
Represented by Gregory Tobin of East Alton, Thorpe is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and costs of the suit plus any other relief the court deems appropriate.
Based in Atlanta UPS delivers 14.1 million packages and documents everyday and employes over 327,000 employees. In 2004, UPS reported $36.6 billion in revenue.
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