Woman says tractor-trailer hit her while she investigated overturned vehicle

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 26, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing the owner of a tractor-trailer and its driver for allegedly hitting her car while she pulled over to investigate an overturned vehicle.

Ramona Caponegro filed a complaint on June 19 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Granton Samboja Kirombo and AZ Transport Company, alleging AZ Transport negligently entrusted its tractor-trailer to a careless driver.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 16, 2016, she was driving a motor vehicle when she allegedly stopped to investigate an overturned vehicle. At the same time, she alleges Kirombo negligently crashed the tractor-trailer owned by AZ Transport into the plaintiff's vehicle, causing it to collide with the plaintiff herself. 

As a result, the plaintiff claims she sustained injuries causing pain and suffering, loss of normal life and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Kirombo failed to reduce speed, stop or swerve to avoid collision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of $50,000 plus costs of this action. 

She is represented by John J. Hopkins of John J. Hopkins & Associates PC in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-862

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