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LEE v. HEADLEY et al

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Case Number: 
5:11-cv-00302 Search Pacer
ACE Group party(s): 
Opposing Party: 
ASHLEIGH LEE
Court Type: 
Federal
US District Court: 
Middle District of Georgia
Date Filed: 
Aug 3 2011

"FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS

6.Defendants have injured and damaged Plaintiff by reason of the facts set out below.

7.On Friday, August 7,2009 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Plaintiff AshleighLee was in her 1991 Ford Escort driving north on Riverside Drive in the left-hand lane in Bibb County, Georgia.

8.At the same time Defendant Larry Edward Headley was operating a 2007 Peterbilt tractor and trailer owned by Werner Enterprises, Inc. and traveling south on Riverside Drive in Bibb County, Georgia.

9.Defendant Larry Edward Headley approached the on-ramp to 1-75 southbound near Piece Avenue, entered the turn lane and turned left in front of Plaintiff s vehicle, failing to yield the right of way and causing a collision between Plaintiffs vehicle and the right rear side of Defendant Headley's trailer.

10.As a result of the collision complained of in this Complaint, Plaintiff Ashleigh Lee has sustained injuries from which she did then suffer, now suffers, and will continue to suffer great pain of body and mind, and Plaintiff shows further that she has incurred expenses in the nature of medical bills and lost income.

11.Plaintiff shows that all of her injuries, damages and suffering were the direct result of and proximately caused by the negligence of Defendants.

12.Defendant Larry Edward Headley was negligent in the following particulars:A. By driving too fast for conditions in violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-6-180;
B. In failing to yield the right of way to traffic approaching from the opposite direction inviolation of O.C.G. A. § 40-6-71;
C. In failing to make reasonable and proper observations while driving; or, if reasonable andproper observations were made, failing to act on them;
D. Defendant was otherwise negligent.

13.Defendant Werner Enterprises, Inc. Was negligent in the following particulars:A. In negligently hiring and retaining Defendant Larry Edward Headley;
B. In failing to adequately train Defendant Larry Edward Headley;
C. Defendant was otherwise negligent."

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