KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A multi-million dollar lawsuit has been filed against Waste Connections of Tennessee and the driver of a garbage truck involved in a fatal collision with a motorcycle.
According to the lawsuit, Samuel Strader, 23, was riding his motorcycle on Middlebrook Pike on March 12, 2019, in Knoxville when he ran into a garbage truck that pulled out in front of him.
Strader died of his injuries.
The suit claims that the truck's driver, John W. Madden was driving down Henson Road and failed to stop at the stop sign before pulling out onto Middlebrook Pike.
The suit accused Madden of being negligent in Strader's death and said Waste Connections was negligent for hiring and not properly training Madden.
Strader's father, fiance and son are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit and are asking for $1 million each in compensatory damages.
Strader's son was born after his father died, according to the suit.