A Bunker Hill man has filed suit against two men and a trucking company, claiming his back, shoulder and neck were injured after he was sandwiched between two cars.
George Wilkerson was driving east on Interstate 270 near mile marker 14 in Madison County on Feb. 4, according to a complaint filed Oct. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court.
Brian Friedrich, who was working for TransAm Trucking at the time of the incident, and James Roberts were driving in two separate cars on the same road, the suit states.
Wilkerson claims Roberts attempted to change lanes in front of him, then stopped suddenly.
The action caused Wilkerson to rear-end Roberts, according to the complaint.
Friedrich was behind Wilkerson and rear-ended his vehicle, the suit states.
Wilkerson claims he was made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled and suffered disability, as well as extensive injuries to his head, body and limbs because of the accident.
His back, shoulder, neck and the soft tissues of the cervical, shoulder and lumbar areas were also injured, according to the complaint.
Wilkerson has been forced to pay for medical costs, has experienced pain and suffering and has lost wages, the suit states.
Wilkerson claims Roberts was negligent because he failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to properly apply his brakes, failed to reduce his speed, stopped without any warning and failed to give a signal notifying others of his intention to switch lanes.
Friedrich was negligent because he failed to keep a proper lookout, rear-ended Wilkerson, failed to properly apply his brakes and failed to reduce his speed, according to the complaint.
In the three-count suit, Wilkerson is seeking a judgment in excess of $150,000, plus costs.
Kirk A. Caponi of Williams, Caponi, Foley & Eckert in Belleville will be representing him.
Madison County Circuit Court case number: 08-L-903.