Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
8/26/2005 1:53:18 PM
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The truck driver who was involved in a seven-vehicle accident last month with the Anger Management 3 tour bus carrying Eminem's DJ, Alchemist, and his latest protégé, Stat Quo filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Detroit rapper, seeking unspecified damages for injuries, medical expenses and lost wages.
The suit, which also names the driver of the bus, Charlie Dilligard, and tour bus company Entertainment Coaches of America, claims Breck Wyngarden and his wife, Ascension "Tina" Wyngarden, both suffered injuries as a result of the July 13 pileup. The motion also seeks damages for economic losses.
Breck Wyngarden was treated for rib injuries while his wife sustained "permanent" head, neck and back injuries in the crash. The lawsuit claims "a bus driven by Dilligard hit the rear passenger side of the tractor trailer driven by Breck Wyngarden at a high rate of speed. "Wyngarden's wife was a passenger in the truck and was moving from its bunk area to the front seat at the time of the impact, the force from which "threw her to the front compartment of the tractor, severely injuring her."
According to the suit, the accident near Kansas City, Missouri, sent Wyngarden's truck over a highway median and "into oncoming traffic, where he was eventually able to gain control" of the truck. The couples' injuries were the direct result of the bus driver's negligence, the suit charges; it accuses Dilligard of "traveling at an excessive rate of speed," among other things.
In addition to his bodily injuries, the suit says Wyngarden suffered financially. His truck was out of commission for weeks while it underwent significant and costly repairs, hence resulting in the loss of wages.
This is the second suit filed against Eminem recently. Last week, his aunt and uncle, Jack and Betty Schmitt, sued Em, claiming he was trying to evict them from a home he'd built for them in Michigan.
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