Noddy A. Fernandez May 4, 2017, 12:55pm


ST. LOUIS — A female driver is suing a truck driver of a Missouri transportation company, citing alleged negligence while driving causing collision.

Joan M. Wetteroff filed a complaint on May 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern District against the Werner Enterprises Inc. and Steve Dameus alleging that Dameus failed his duty to use the highest degree of care while driving to avoid collision.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 6, she was driving westbound in the slow lane of Interstate 44 in St. Clair when the driver of a tractor-trailer owned by Werner Enterprises attempted to change lanes, striking Wetteroff's vehicle. The plaintiff's vehicle spun several times and flipped over. As a result, Wetteroff claims she suffered injuries and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Dameus allegedly failed to keep a careful lookout, drove at a speed that was too fast for conditions and operated the tractor-trailer while in a fatigued state.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment in an amount in excess of $75,000 for actual damages, plus costs and other further relief to which the Court deems proper. She is represented by Richard J. Zalasky, Ashley E. Vaughan and Joseph A. Ott of Brown & Crouppen PC in St. Louis.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division Case number 4:17-cv-01435

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