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ARTICLE ID 42682

$________ INCLUDING $________ IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES - MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE - OPERATING AN UNSAFE VEHICLE - NEGLIGENT REPAIRS - NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT - USE OF TOOTHPICK TO PLUG HOLE IN BRAKE LINE RESULTED IN SUDDEN LOSS OF AIR PRESSURE IN TRACTOR TRAILER'S EMERGENCY BRAKE LINES - TRUCK COMES TO SUDDEN STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PASSING LANE ON THE HIGHWAY - THE DECEDENT IS KILLED WHEN HIS VEHICLE COLLIDED INTO THE REAR OF THE STOPPED TRACTOR TRAILER.

McLennan County, Texas

The 23-year-old male decedent was killed when his vehicle collided into the rear of the defendant’s tractor trailer. The truck had come to a sudden and abrupt stop due to a sudden loss of air pressure in the tractor’s emergency brake lines. The truck driver had previously repaired the hole in the air line with a toothpick and tape. This negligence action arose out...

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