Construction worker allegedly struck by traffic cone

By Lhalie Castillo | May 11, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A construction worker from Godfrey claims he was injured when he was hit by a traffic cone.

Frank D. Anderson Jr. filed a complaint May 4 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Dale A. Wyatt, W.W. Transport Inc., J and L Tank and the Illinois Department of Transportation, alleging IDOT breached its duty to maintain a safe roadway.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 6, 2016, he was working in a construction zone in Foster Township when he was hit by a traffic cone that Wyatt, who was acting as an agent for W.W. Transport and J and L Tank, struck. 

Anderson claims he sustained extensive injuries to his neck, right calf, hips and back. 

The plaintiff alleges Wyatt failed to maintain a careful lookout and failed to reduce his speed or swerve to avoid hitting objects in the roadway.

The plaintiff seeks a judgment against each defendant in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this action and any further relief that the court deems just and proper. 

He is represented by Rodney D. Caffey and Ralph J. Mendelson of The Caffey Law Firm LLC in Godfrey.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-602

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