There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court Friday regarding a fatal accident on July 21, 2014, in which one semi “rear-ended” another semi truck, resulting in the death of one of the drivers, Deividas Mockus.
The wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the driver’s employer and the company that supplied the truck driven. The lawsuit alleges that the truck’s braking system malfunctioned, thereby causing the fatal accident.
The fatal Illinois truck accident is described in the Chicago Sun-Times Voices article dated July 25, 2014, titled “Widow of truck driver killed in I-55 crash sues his employer, supplier.”
Two excerpts regarding the lawsuit:
According to the suit, Mockus attempted to stop the semi before the crash when the trailer’s brakes malfunctioned and the truck collided with another vehicle.
The suit claims that both Mediterranean and Direct Trucking negligently failed to inspect the trailer and make sure it was in safe, working condition before Mockus was hired to transport it.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times Voices article mentioned above, as well as the wgntv.com article of July 26 titled “Lawsuit filed in death of truck driver killed on I-55.”
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