CHARLESTON – Two Ohio residents are seeking damages from a Virginia tractor-trailer driver and the owners of the vehicle over injuries they sustained when a load of steel fell off of the trailer during a rain storm and struck their vehicle.
Che Blanks and Mariel Blanks filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against McGuire Lumber and Supply Inc., Canada Trucking LLC and Tina Grissom Evans alleging negligence and other counts.
The suit states on May 12, 2017, Evans was operating a tractor-trailer traveling southbound on Interstate 77 near Cabin Creek during heavy rain. The suit states Evans' vehicle hydroplaned and she lost control of the vehicle, causing a load of steel to collide and impact the plaintiffs' vehicle.
The plaintiffs allege Evans failed to exercise extreme caution while driving during hazardous conditions. The suit states the tractor-trailer Evans was driving was owned and/or leased by McGuire Lumber and Supply and Canada Trucking.
The plaintiffs are seeking all reasonable sums due, interest and court costs. The plaintiffs are represented by Teena Y. Miller of Gold, Khourey & Turak LC in Moundsville.
The case has been assigned to Judge Louis Bloom.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-471