J.B. Hunt sues pickup truck driver
06/14/2007 - 3:04:32 pm
The Hunt truck burned for hours on the Interstate 55 bridge, reported the Jackson Clarion Ledger, causing about $50,000 worth of damage to the roadway. Unless the court sees it otherwise, J.B. Hunt will be stuck with paying the Mississippi Department of Transportation for road damages.
J.B. Huntís lawyers contend that even though the semi rear-ended the pickup, it was the pickup driverís fault because he allegedly either slowed down or stopped in front of the truck. No one was seriously hurt
According to the Clarion Ledger, Curtis Harris Jr. and Alvin Maxey are named as defendants in the lawsuit, which claims Harris ďfailed to maintain a safe speed, failed to maintain control of his vehicle, allowed the Ford pickup to dramatically slow or come to a complete stop on the interstate, failed to signal or warn other motorists and failed to pull the pickup truck out of the lanes of traffic.Ē
At the time, the í81 pickup was loaned out to Harris.
Maxey, the pickupís owner, told the Clarion Ledger he canít understand why heís being sued, because his vehicle was hit from the back.