MARTINSBURG – A Harrisonburg, Va., man is suing Landing Transport after he claims it is responsible for a vehicle accident that caused him injuries and damages.
Tuan N. Nguyen and Duoc Duong were also named as defendants in the suit.
On Jan. 15, 2015, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Alfonso A. Colindres was operating a 2010 International truck tractor with an attached 2005 Wabash trailer and traveling southbound in the right lane of Interstate 81 near Bunker Hill, according to a complaint filed Jan. 13 in Berkeley Circuit Court and removed to federal court on May 22.
Colindres claims Duong was operating a 2006 Peterbilt truck tractor with an attached 2004 Greyhound semi-trailer owned by Nguyen and leased by Landing Transport when Duong negligently operated the vehicle in a manner as to cause it to collide head-on with the tractor trailer Colindres was operating.
As a result of the collision, the vehicle Colindres was operating was forced sideways in an easterly direction, jackknifing, according to the suit. A vehicle being driven by another motorist then collided with the driver’s side cab of Colindres’ vehicle.
Colindres claims he sustained serious personal injuries and damages.
The defendants were negligent and caused Colindres’ injuries and damages, according to the suit.
Colindres is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Daniel L. Fitch of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver.
The defendants are represented by Tracey A. Rohrbaugh and Christopher D. Petersen of Bowles Rice.
The case is assigned to District Judge Gina Groh.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 3:17-cv-00061