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ABF Freight System, drivers blamed for I-270 accident

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 1, 2013

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In a recently filed lawsuit, a woman claims she sustained severe and permanent injuries after a truck driver caused a multi-car collision.

Kathy Little and her husband, Monte Little, filed a lawsuit July 24 in Madison County Circuit Court against ABF Freight System, Omar Nmi Moumkine, Carlos Singley, Garland Gehrke Trucking, Francis Joseph Costello and Supervan Service Company.

In their complaint, the Littles allege Kathy Little was driving west on Interstate 270 in Chouteau on July 26, 2011. At the same time, Moumkine drove a tractor-trailer owned by ABF in the same direction when he rammed into a tractor trailer Singley was driving for Garland Gehrke, according to the complaint. Singley then collided with a tractor trailer Costello had been driving for Supervan, the suit states. In turn, Costello struck Kathy Little’s vehicle, the complaint says.

Because of the collision, Kathy Little claims she lost the value of her time and incurred medical costs in addition her injuries.

Monte Little lost his wife’s affection, society, consortium and companionship, according to the complaint.

The Littles blame the defendants for causing the collision, saying they negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to steer to avoid a collision, failed to properly train their drivers, failed to reduce their speed to avoid the collision and drove too fast.

In their complaint, the Littles seek a judgment of more than $300,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Christopher M. Donohoo of The Donohoo Law Firm in East Alton will be representing them.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-1221.

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