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Career Consultants driver alleged to have failed to stay in lane in I-70 crash

By Louie Torres | Jan 25, 2018

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WHEELING – A Triadelphia man and his family are seeking damages after a collision involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70.

James R. Hughes, Darla Hughes, et al. filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against All-State Career Inc.; Education Affiliates Inc.; Career Consultants Inc., doing business as All State Career - Wheeling; Michael Scott Barker; John Doe 1; John Doe 2; and John Doe 3 alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 15, 2015, Barker was operating a tractor-trailer owned by All State Career and struck a van operated by James Hughes on Interstate 70 in Wheeling. The suit states Barker was employed by Career Consultants.

The plaintiffs holds All-State Career Inc.; Education Affiliates Inc.; Career Consultants Inc., doing business as All State Career - Wheeling; Barker; John Doe 1; John Doe 2; and John Doe 3 responsible because the Barker and the Doe defendants allegedly failed to keep a proper look out, failed to keep in the proper lane and failed to yield to the right of way.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of the court as compensatory damages, interest, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Ronald W. Zavolta and Jordan M. Laird of Zavolta Law Office in Wheeling. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James P. Mazzone.

Ohio Circuit Court case number 17-C-338

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