Gateway Xpress, driver accused of negligence in crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A driver is suing over alleged negligence in the operation of a tractor-trailer vehicle.

ST. LOUIS — A driver is suing over alleged negligence in the operation of a tractor-trailer vehicle.

Kelsey Williams filed a complaint on Dec. 22 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Gateway Xpress LLC and Matthew Coffey alleging that Coffey failed his duty to exercise the highest degree of care for the safety of other persons upon the roadway.

According to the complaint, Williams alleges that on Oct. 3, 2016 while driving south on Hall Street her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer being driven by Coffey. The tractor-trailer was owned by Gateway Express during the incident, and Coffey was acting for the benefit of and within the scope of his employment with the company.

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Coffey allegedly failed to keep a careful lookout, failed to yield the right-of-way, and failed to operate the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks judgment in an amount that is fair and reasonable in excess of $25,000, plus costs incurred, and for such other orders as the court deems just under the circumstances. She is represented by Shaun M. Falvey of Goldblatt + Singer in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC12016

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