Wrongful Death Suit Filed Regarding Fatal Truck Crash Involving VH-1 Truck Driver

By October 26, 2008Trucking Accidents

The parents of a 19-year-old college student who was killed when the car she was riding in was struck by a truck hauling sound equipment for a reality dating show have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, the Associated Press reports.
On Sept. 26, truck driver Dennis Hernandez was hauling equipment for the “Rock of Love Bus” reality series when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line and crashed into a car driven by St. Louisan Yasmin Jackson, 19. The collision killed Jackson and her passenger, Kevetta Davis, a 19-year-old from Chicago.
Both were students at Southern Illinois Univeristy Carbondale. They were headed to St. Louis for a weekend visit to Jackson’s home. The accident occurred on Interstate 57 southern Illinois.
Kevin and Brenda Davis, the parents of Kevetta, filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against Viacom, VH1, 51 Minds Entertainment and Dennis Hernandez, the truck driver. The suit claims Davis died as a result of carelessness by Hernandez.
Anyone who is injured or has had a close relative killed in a truck accident may sue if the accident was caused by the carelessness of another. Close relatives who may bring a wrongful death suit include the spouse, parents, and the children of the victim. If the children are still minors, the suit may be filed through a guardian or parent.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a family member has been killed in a collision with a large truck, we urge you to contact the Lowe Law Firm by calling 877-678-3400 or filling out our online contact form.
Our trucking-accident attorneys will find out whether the truck driver, trucking company, or trailer owner is responsible for the accident. If so, we will then seek compensation for future and other related medical expenses, future and other affected wages, pain and suffering, disability and/or other related damages.