Trucking company, driver accused in wrongful-death case

By Louie Torres | Jul 11, 2016

CHICAGO — An administrator of a deceased man's estate is suing R.J. & R. Trucking and Excavating Inc. and Eugene F. Caruso, a trucking company and its employee, alleging negligence led to a wrongful death in a truck-bicycle collision.

Melissa Schrader, as special administrator of the estate of Brian Schrader, filed a complaint on June 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that Caruso failed to exercise caution while operating a truck, causing Brian Schrader's death.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 3, Brian Schrader  was riding his bicycle when he was struck and killed by the truck driven by Caruso. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Caruso allegedly failed to provide adequate warning and to keep a proper lookout while maneuvering the vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000. She is represented by Kevin P. Durkin and Tracy A. Brammeier of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L006323

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