UPCOMING TRIAL: November 9, 2020

Ozark Motor Lines

  • On August 5, 2018, in the early morning hours before dawn, Ozark’s 18-wheeler parked on the shoulder of IH-30.
  • There was no emergency. There was no breakdown. There was no mechanical failure. The Ozark driver reports she just wanted to stretch her legs, less than three hours into her drive, after having ten hours off. Why did she stop? To this day, Ozark says it doesn’t know.
  • Ozark’s driver sat on the side of the road for over an hour, making no effort to comply with mandatory safety regulations and standards to deploy reflective triangles to warn oncoming traffic of the hazard created in the dark by the Ozark 18-wheeler.
  • The inevitable result—two deaths and stonewall denials from Ozark.
  • Ozark’s response—a scorched earth defense that denies everything and blames everyone else. Sound familiar?