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Elgin Illinois traffic accident lawsuit alleges that driver was texting while driving

The Illinois newspaper Daily Herald has reported that an Illinois trucking company is now the subject of an Illinois car accident lawsuit. The Illinois newspaper indicated that the truck driver, who works for a Rock Island, Illinois based truck company and injured four people in a downtown Elgin car crash in March of last year may have been texting on his cell phone was driving. An Illinois car accident lawsuit has been filed in Kane County. The plaintiff, who is 26 years of age, filed the car accident lawsuit against a Rock Island based truck company and its driver for the personal injuries that she and three of her passengers suffered in a March 12 crash. The Elgin car crash lawsuit claims that the truck driver of Illinois was negligent because he was going too fast, following too close, and “negligently, carelessly, or improperly” driving a semitrailer while “texting and/or operating his cell phone.”

The Illinois car accident lawyer representing the 26 year-old plaintiff stated that he believes the driver defendant was distracted because the truck knocked the plaintiff’s vehicle out of the way. A traffic report indicates that the defendant’s truck moved from the center to the outside lane, pushing the plaintiff’s vehicle to a frontage road. The lawyer described that he suddenly swerved over in the lane of traffic as if he was distracted. The Illinois defendant received a ticket for improper lane use and pleaded guilty in April of last year. He paid a $125 fine and received a year supervision. The Illinois accident lawsuit is due in Kane County court in May 2011.

Visit the Daily Herald to read more about the car accident lawsuit.