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Lumber company and employee sued over alleged negligence in Breese vehicle collision

By Robbie Hargett | Oct 5, 2015

A woman is suing a Mascoutah lumber company and one of its employees over injuries she allegedly sustained in a vehicle collision.

Diana L. Wall filed a complaint on Sept. 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Aviston Lumber Co. and Dale G. Lampe, alleging negligence.

On April 3, the complaint states, Wall was driving her 2008 Mazda 6 westbound on North Fourth Street, stopping to wait for traffic to clear before making a left turn into the parking lot of the ProBuild lumber yard in Breese, when Lampe, driving a 2004 Ford Ranger, allegedly rear-ended her vehicle.

Lampe's vehicle was owned by Aviston Lumber Co., and he was driving it in the scope of his employment with Aviston.

The complaint states that Lampe was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout, speeding, failing to observe the stop lights and left-turn signal on Wall's vehicle, following too closely, and other negligent acts or omissions.

As a result, Wall claims she suffered injuries to her neck, back, shoulder, and arm, for which she has sustained physical pain and mental anguish, lost earnings and earning capacity, lost enjoyment of a normal life, and incurred medical expenses.

Wall seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. She is represented by George R. Ripplinger of Ripplinger & Zimmer LLC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-533

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