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Doctor’s Family Files Wrongful Death Suit

Posted on December 12, 2007 6:12 am under Wrongful Death

The family of the doctor that died last month when an 18-wheeler’s wheel fell off of the truck and crashed through his windshield has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The suit filed by the doctor’s widow and their 17 year-old son lists the trucking company, the owners of the trailer, and the driver of the truck as defendants. In addition, they name a repair shop as at fault for failling to catch the problem in the wheel when the trailer was inspected just 4 weeks prior to the crash. Also named are the insurance companies for the company that owns the trailer, the trucking company, and the repair shop.

The Michigan State Police say that the investigation is on-going. They identified the driver of the truck using highway safety cameras.