A man has filed a personal injury suit against a trucking company and one of its drivers, claiming that he suffered serious personal injuries after his vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler.

According to the suit filed by Dannie McLean in Illinois’ Jefferson County District Court on May 4, he was northbound on February 28, 2008 when he was struck by a 2002 white Freightliner 18-wheeler driven by Patrick Kolek and owned by Red Tazz Express Delivery Co. that made an illegal left-hand turn directly into his path.

McLean claims the accident caused him to experience pain, mental anguish, lost earnings and earning capacity, and physical impairment and disfigurement and incur medical expenses.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Kolek for failure to maintain a proper lookout failure to yield the right-of-way, pulling out in front of McLean’s vehicle, making a left turn out of an illegal lane of travel, and turning at an unsafe time to do so.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Red Tazz for allowing Kolek to operate the vehicle.

McLean seeks unspecified damages.

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