WHEELING — A trucking company is suing a vehicle owner and driver, citing alleged negligence.
Rockey Trucking Company, LLC filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against C.R. England, Inc. and Eric C. Johnson alleging that they engaged in reckless and grossly negligent conduct by entrusting and operating the truck without sufficient training or experience.
According to the complaint, on Aug. 11, 2018, Rockey Trucking Company's truck was parked at the T.A. Truck Service when C.R. England's truck crashed into its parked truck.
Defendant C.R. England's truck was being operated by Johnson, who had been driving the truck for only three months with less than two month's training from C.R. England.
As a result, the plaintiff's truck was out of commission in the repair shop for five weeks, causing significant financial damages and interruption of its business operations.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Johnson allegedly failed to maintain a proper distance, failed to have the vehicle under proper and adequate control and operated the vehicle without proper training or supervision.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory damages and all other relief as the Court may deem just and proper. They are represented by Maximillian F. Nogay of Sellitti, Nogay, & McCune, PLLC in Weirton.
Ohio Circuit Court Case number 18-C-293