Wood Co. man sues over I-30 collision

By John Suayan | Jan 3, 2019

MARSHALL – An alleged two-vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer along Interstate 30 almost two years ago has prompted a Wood County man to pursue legal action, according to Marshall federal court records.

In his lawsuit filed on Jan. 2, Jeffrey R. Kuykendall says that Faizan Khan, a driver with Aulakh Transport, Inc., made an unsafe lane change and struck the right side of his vehicle on Jan. 18, 2017.

Court documents further state that Kuykendall lost control of the vehicle, exited the roadway, and bounced “violently through the natural terrain until he could bring his vehicle to a stop.”

Khan, who joins his employer as a co-defendant, allegedly “continued driving and left the scene of the wreck despite knowing he caused the wreck.”

“It is believed that Khan was a distracted driver at the time of the wreck because he was using a cell phone or other electronic device for the purpose of emailing, texting or streaming videos at the time of the wreck or was otherwise distracted while driving and caused the violent collision that resulted in the injuries, harms and losses sustained by the plaintiff,” the suit says.

Consequently, Kuykendall seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by the law firm Derryberry Zips Wade, PLLC in Tyler.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 2:19-CV-0003

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