Woman struck by and trapped under UPS truck files lawsuit

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Returntosender, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    A woman who was trapped underneath a UPS truck for 30 minutes after the vehicle struck her in north suburban Evanston last month is suing the delivery company and driver.

    Evanston police said at the time the woman was walking across Ashland Avenue at the Central Street crosswalk about 5 p.m. when a UPS truck, turning south onto Ashland, hit her.

    The truck then rolled over her, pinning her body under its axle, where she was trapped for 30 minutes, the suit claims.
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sounds like she was seriously injured.
     
  3. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Didn't see this lawsuit coming!
     
  4. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Hoping she eventually makes a good recovery and is able to return to the life she had before all this happened!
    Wishing the best for her!
     
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  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It would only have been a surprise if she didn't sue. I guess UPS didn't offer her enough money to settle out of court.
     
  6. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Pinned under the truck for only 30mins??? Driver had to have shortened his lunch!
     
  7. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Story doesn't add up. He knocked her down, parked on top of her for 30 minutes, and no one saw anything or heard anything.
    C'mon man!
     
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  8. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    “In addition, she missed her son’s first Christmas and other milestones mothers dream about experiencing with their children.”

    Going for maximum payout.
     
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  9. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Dont they all........UPS logo is a dollar sign to alot of scumbags!
     
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  10. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest


    Deep pockets, baby.....
     
  11. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    As she should.
    Scumbag? Jesus man she was run over by one of our drivers and put in a coma to save her life! So tell me if a FedEx guy drove over your wife you'd let it go right?
     
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  12. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Hell ya about x wife gettin run over.............Maybe not in this case, but i am talking about the other thousands of alleged instances where people try scamming money in lawsuits against companys for a broken finger nail........yes scumbags
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Wasn't the story about the accident in an older thread? I remember reading about how they had to cut that woman out from under the truck.
     
  14. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I'd be willing to bet they would spend a million on lawyer fees to keep someone from getting a nickel on one of those types of lawsuits.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    As I recall from when this first happened, it was around 5 pm, which means that it was dark, and our guy was wearing a hoodie, which may have limited his vision. I believe she was in a crosswalk when he struck her. The impact forced her under the pkg car and wrapped part of her body around the axle. At first he did not know what he had hit and kept on driving. He was immediately pulled from service. As was stated above, the victim was placed in to a medically induced coma to help her recover from her injuries.

    There is no question that this lawsuit has merit. There is also no question that it will be settled out of court with the terms of that settlement undisclosed. The only question I have is whether the driver can be personally sued and potentially have his personal assets seized while performing duties for his employer.
     
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  16. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Don't ask that question to someone who has been married for 40 years.

    You may not like the answer.
     
  17. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I get it, but you're missing the point.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You mean the point where our guy royally screwed up and changed this woman's life forever?
     
  19. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    Does that option change from state to state?

    If they can prove malicious intent or find a history of aggression in his work history via subpoena?

    You can sue anyone for anything. Making your case stick is the issue.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that in cases other than gross negligence that the employee cannot be named in the lawsuit or his personal assets subject to seizure.