Couple alleges negligence in vehicle collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 31, 2019

BENTON — Two motorists are suing Abidrashid Barre Mohamed and FAF Inc., freightliner operators, citing negligence.

John A. and Catherine D. Sullivan filed a complaint on Jan. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the defendants alleging that FAF failed to ensure that its freight liner was safe for operation on the roadway.

According to the complaint, the Sullivans allege that on June 14, 2017, they were traveling northbound on Interstate 57 in Johnson County when the defendants' freight liner struck their vehicle from the rear. They sustained injuries to various parts of their bodies that prevented them from attending to their usual affairs and duties and have been liable for large sums of money in their endeavor to be cured of said injuries. 

The plaintiffs holds Abidrashid Barre Mohamed and FAF Inc. responsible because Mohamed allegedly drove the freight liner at a rate of speed greater than was reasonable, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to reduce speed or to steer the vehicle to avoid a collision.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of $75,000, plus costs of the suit. They are represented by Ronald E. Osman of Ronald E. Osman & Associates, Ltd. in Marion.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:19-cv-00052-JPG-MAB

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