LANCASTER — A Rockcastle County man who was injured while doing road construction in Garrard County has filed a lawsuit over the accident.
Jeffrey D. Brock of Mount Vernon filed the complaint earlier this month in Garrard Circuit Court naming Cumberland Trucking of Nicholasville and employee Matthew Stinnett as defendants.
The collision knocked Brock off the paver and over a guardrail, “causing severe bodily injuries,” the complaint alleges.
According to articles in The Advocate-Messenger published after the incident, Stinnett was driving the dump truck down a steep grade and was unable to stop it before it crashed into the paver operated by Brock. The dump truck then rolled over and struck another paver.
Police said Brock, who worked for the Allen Co., suffered head trauma and internal injuries and was transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Stinnett suffered several broken ribs and was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Two other workers on the scene were also injured but are not named in the lawsuit.
Unsafe speed, road conditions and driver unfamiliarity were possible contributing factors in the crash, according to a press release from Kentucky State Police.
The lawsuit alleges that Stinnett operated the dump truck in a careless and negligent manner, causing the collision. Cumberland Trucking failed to properly train and supervise Stinnett, and failed to maintain the dump truck in reasonably safe condition, the complaint maintains.
The complaint was filed by Lexington attorney Daniel Moriarty. It seeks unspecified damages for Brock’s medical expenses, lost wages and future earnings, and his pain, suffering and mental anguish.