EAST ST. LOUIS – A student driver has filed suit over injury claims after a collision on Chain of Rocks Road.
La-Nell Turner filed a complaint on July 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Penske Trucking and Premier CDL Training services LLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 9, 2015, she was a student passenger in a vehicle owned by Premier in Madison County. As a result of a collision with the Penske truck, she alleges sustained injuries to her back, neck, right shoulder and upper extremities, causing her to suffer pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Penske Trucking responsible because the defendant's driver allegedly failed to obey traffic signs, failed to yield to the right of way and failed to keep a proper lookout. She alleges Premier is responsible because it failed to properly monitor and provide adequate training.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment of more than $50,000 and costs of this action. She is represented by Brian M. Wendler and Angie Zinzilieta of Wendler Law PC in Edwardsville.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 16L1008