CLARKSBURG – A woman is suing Tom-Cat Savage Trucking for a car accident that caused her injuries.

Thomas L. Savage was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On Aug. 15, 2015, Lisa R. Pettrey was a passenger in a vehicle owned and operated by Thomas L. Veltri III on Interstate-79 in Bridgeport, according to a complaint filed June 28 in Harrison Circuit Court and removed to federal court on July 31.

Pettrey claims Savage was operating a 1997 Freightliner tractor and was pulling a trailer owned by Red Rock Enterprises when he caused the drive shaft to fall off the tractor into the roadway.

The vehicle the plaintiff was in collided with the drive shaft, which caused Veltri to lose control of the car and run off the road, resulting in injuries to Pettrey, according to the suit.

Pettrey claims Savage failed to inspect, service and/or maintain the tractor to keep it reasonably safe and in functional order, thereby causing the drive shaft to fall off the tractor into the roadway.

The defendants’ actions caused injuries to Pettrey’s neck, back and hip, according to the suit.

Pettrey is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Robert D. Cline Jr., Robert A. Campbell and Jeffrey T. Jones of Farmer, Cline & Campbell.

The defendants are represented by Hamilton D. Skeens of the Law Offices of Khan & Skeens.

The case is assigned to District Judge Irene Keeley.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 1:17-cv-00133

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