Ryder Logisitics Sued After 18-Wheeler Crash Claims 5 Lives, Injures 12 Others

Courtesy: KDFW-TV
Courtesy: KDFW-TV

The fiancé of a man killed in a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler is suing the commercial trucking company and driver of the truck.

The lawsuit, filed several days ago, names Ryder Integrated Logistics and driver Dustin Pool as the plaintiffs. Elyssa “Ely” Alba recently filed the lawsuit inside a Texas courthouse.

According to The Star-Telegram, earlier this month, Alba and her fiancé were headed home from an engagement party when an 18-wheeler hit her and others standing in the road trying to help the victim of an earlier crash.

Alba was one of the survivors of that deadly crash in Fort Worth, Texas. NBC-5 has reported that she is expected to remain hospitalized for at least another month.

However, she has a long road to recovery. One of her legs has had to be amputated, and she has reportedly suffered fractures from her jaw to her hip. The lawsuit claims she will require long-term care and rehabilitation.

Her son, who was with her at the time of the crash, has since been discharged but remains under the care of a physician.

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