By KYLA ASBURY
CHARLESTON – A woman is suing K&K Trucking for a rear-end collision that caused her injuries and damages.
FTL Ltd. Inc. and Neil Aaron Hasen were also named as defendants in the suit.
On Nov. 19, Patricia A. Lyles was operating her vehicle on U.S. 119 and was stopped at a red light at the intersection of U.S. 119 and Trace Fork Road, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Lyles claims Hasen was operating a loaded dump truck on U.S. 119 and was operating the vehicle in a negligent and reckless manner as to cause it to collide with her vehicle.
The rear-end collision was of such force that it shoved Lyles' vehicle off the roadway, according to the suit.
Lyles claims Hasen was an employee of FTL and K&K and was acting within the scope of his employment at the time of the collision.
As a direct and proximate result of the acts and/or failures to act of the defendants, Lyles suffered severe and permanent physical and psychological injuries, according to the suit.
Lyles claims Hasen owed a duty to her to maintain control of the dump truck he was operating and otherwise conform his driving to all applicable traffic safety rules and regulations.
Hasen breached his duty to Lyles by not maintaining control of his vehicle and his negligent acts and/or failures to act caused the collision, according to the suit.
Lyles is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Samuel A. Hrko of the Segal Law Firm.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Louis Bloom.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-816