EDWARDSVILLE — A driver and passenger are suing a trucking company and its employee for allegedly attempting to pass them on the left as they were making a left turn.
Jerome Hall and Debra L. Hall filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court against Piasa Enterprises Inc. and John Strebel, alleging violation of the duty to operate a vehicle in a reasonably safe manner.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on March. 20. 2015, they were traveling southbound on 6th Street in Wood River when a Piasa Enterprises vehicle being driven by Strebel suddenly collided with the plaintiff's vehicle. They allege Strebel was attempting pass them on the left as they were making a left turn.
As a result, the plaintiffs claim they suffered physical injuries and mental anguish and incurred medical expenses.
The plaintiffs allege Strebel failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to reduce speed to avoid a collision and failed to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000 plus costs herein expended and for such further relief as this court deems just and proper under the circumstances.
They are represented by Alan G. Pirtle of Brown and Crouppen, PC in St. Louis.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-148