POINT PLEASANT – A Mason County man is suing over claims he was injured in a collision caused by a tractor-trailer attempting to pass another vehicle.

David M. Johnson filed a lawsuit Aug. 18 in Mason Circuit Court against Conley Trucking of Portsmouth, Ohio, Delmas Conley Trucking of Ohio Inc., and Thomas E. Newton, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Newton was driving a tractor-trailer owned by the defendant companies northbound on W.Va. 2 on June 26, 2013, when he entered the southbound lane to pass a car. The complaint states Johnson was traveling east on Mercer Bottom Road and attempted to turn right to travel south on the road.

According to the suit, Newton applied his breaks and swerved, attempting to avoid hitting Johnson but lost control of the tractor-trailer and struck both Johnson's car and the car he was attempting to pass. Johnson says he sustained serious injuries, and the defendants are accused of negligence.

Johnson is represented by attorneys Michael A. Olivio and Travis A. Griffith of Olivio & Griffith in Charleston, and John A. Proctor of Proctor Law Offices in Huntington. The case has been assigned to circuit judge David W. Nibert.

Mason Circuit Court case nuber 14-C-145

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