Melody Dareing Mar. 23, 2014, 5:28pm

A couple is suing a driver and an equipment rental company after an accident with a truck.

Robert J. and Barbara Simon filed a lawsuit March 12 in the Jefferson County District Court against Ethan Kirk Blood, Groves Equipment Rental Company and Groves Equipment Rental Co. Inc., citing negligence.

The lawsuit states Robert Simon was stopped in traffic when Ethan Kirk Blood struck the Simons’ vehicle from the rear with a large, heavy-duty truck owned by Groves Equipment Rental. The couple sustained serious and permanent injuries, according to the complaint.

The Simons are suing for damages in excess of $1 million.

They are being represented by Sutton & Jacobs LLP.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. D195-488

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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