PRINCETON – A North Carolina man is suing another driver and
his employers in connection with an alleged collision on Interstate 77 in Mercer
Roy B. Edwards filed a lawsuit May 24 in Mercer Circuit
Court against James R. Stewart Jr., Browning Moving and Storage Inc., United
Van Lines LLC and Fister Moving and Storage Inc., alleging negligence and
According to the complaint, on June 16, 2014 Edwards was
northbound in a tractor-trailer on Interstate 77 when another tractor-trailer
driven by Stewart struck him from behind after traffic forced him to apply his brakes. Stewart, an employee or agent of the
other defendants, allegedly neglected to exercise reasonable care when operating
his vehicle at the time of the collision, failing to keep a safe distance between his vehicle and the one in front. The suit says Edwards' injuries have
rendered him unable to perform daily living activities.
Edwards seeks a jury trial and compensatory damages for pain
and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages, plus litigation costs and
interest. He is represented by attorney M. Bryan Slaughter of MichieHamlet in
Judge Derek C. Swope is assigned to the case.
Mercer Circuit Court Case number 16-C-168-DS