A man from Harris County, Texas has filed suit against a Florida-based trucking company and the Texas Department of Transportation over the severe personal injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle crash a year ago.
According to the suit filed by Temple Drennan, on February 27, 2008, an 18-wheeler owned by Southern Trucking, Inc. struck a bucket which he used to repair a traffic light at the intersection of Interstate 45 and FM 519 in La Marque.
According to Drennan, the collision caused him to be violently ejected from the bucked and collide with an aluminum trailer accompanying the truck in question.
The suit says that Drennan’s injuries required transport to Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of Southern Trucking for hiring and retaining Miami, Florida resident Roberto Gonzalez, the truck’s driver, whom the suit alleges was negligent by disobeying local traffic rules and regulations.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of TXDOT for failure to properly maintain the intersection, failure to exercise ordinary care to reduce or eliminate the “unreasonable” risk of harm caused by a defect the state was aware of or reasonably should have been aware of.
Drennan claims the injuries he suffered caused him physical scarring and mental anguish and that his sudden unemployment has prevented him from promptly paying for medical expenses and miscellaneous other expenses, such as taxi fare and auto rental.Drennan seeks assorted damages and has requested a trial by jury.