WHEELING – A Pennsylvania motorist is
suing over injuries she allegedly suffered in the course of a motor
Andrea D. Irby filed the suit May 20 in
Ohio Circuit Court against James Clark and Arctic Express Inc.,
claiming negligence on the part of both defendants.
On June 27, 2014, Irby was driving
westbound on Interstate 70 through the Wheeling Tunnel, she says, adding that at the same
time, Clark was driving a tractor-trailer also westbound on
Interstate 70. The suit alleges that Clark drove his vehicle from the
left lane into the right lane and into the vehicle being driven by
Irby. Her vehicle also hit the inside wall of the tunnel, she says.
The resulting collision necessitated that Irby seek medical
treatment and incur medical expenses for the severe injuries she
suffered, according to the complaint. She also experienced pain and
suffering, aggravation, loss of the enjoyment of life and the ability
to function, and lost wages, she alleges.
Because Clark was driving while in the
employ of Arctic Express Inc., the suit brings the same count of
negligence against the company, especially in its allegedly inadequate training
In addition to a trial by jury, Irby
demands judgment against the defendants for all damages allowed
under the law, pre- and post-judgment interest and costs, and other
relief the court deems proper. She is represented by Carl N.
Frankovitch and Kevin M. Pearl of Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantonio &
Simon in Weirton.
Ohio Circuit Court Case number 16-C-152