Trucker accused of negligence in Broadway crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A driver is suing a commercial trucking company for alleged failure to operate a vehicle in a careful and prudent manner.

ST. LOUIS — A driver is suing a commercial trucking company for alleged failure to operate a vehicle in a careful and prudent manner.

Dean C. Nichols filed a complaint on Dec. 22 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Nicholas R. Bryant and Nick Bryant Trucking alleging that the defendant violated the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Safe Trucking Standards while operating a commercial motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, Nichols alleges that on March 29, 2017, he was driving southbound on South Broadway, traveling straight in the left lane and proceeding on a green light, when Bryant allegedly turned his tractor-trailer into the lane and hit the passenger side of his Chevrolet Impala. 

As a result, Nichols claims he sustained bodily injuries, economic losses consisting of medical expenses and lost wages. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Bryant allegedly drove too fast for the conditions of the roadway, failed to take proper remedial action and failed to exhibit the qualities of a professional driver.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks judgment in a sum in excess of $25,000 but less than $75,000, exclusive of costs and interest, pre-judgment interest, and for such other relief the court deems just and proper under the circumstances. He is represented by Ryan J. Niehaus of Pitzer Snodgrass, PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC12015

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