After responding to multiple motor vehicles off the road due to slippery conditions on an interstate bridge, the plaintiff, a Sheriff’s Deputy and K-9 Officer, was injured when the defendant, the driver of a milk tanker, struck the rear end of another tractor trailer, starting a chain reaction with numerous vehicles. The plaintiff was struck during the chain reaction and sustained neck and back injuries. His Sheriff’s Patrol K-9 was killed in the collision.

The Brian O’Connell, Jr. Law Firm argued that the defendant was negligent because he operated his motor vehicle at a speed too fast for the conditions and that he failed to keep his motor vehicle under control as he approached the bridge.