Man Sues GDOT

A man injured in an accident in Rabun County 2 years ago is suing the Georgia Department of Transportation.

David E. Monroe, of Rabun Gap, filed a complaint in Rabun County Superior Court on January 14th, 2013, against both the Georgia Department of Transportation and the person behind the wheel of the GDOT snow plow at the time of the accident, John Chad Stewart of Clarkeville.

The complaint demands the past and future cost of the treatment for Monroe’s injuries following his car overturning during a January 14th, 2011 collision.

The Georgia State Patrol’s report of the crash says that on January 14th, 2011, a GDOT dump truck was spreading a salt mixture on Highway 441 South when Stewart, the driver, moved into the turning lane at Clayburne Street to continue spreading the mixture on the roadway.

Stewart then attempted to pull back onto Highway 441, however, he did not see the 1987 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Monroe.

The vehicle struck the front of the snow plow, and flipped several times before coming to rest.

The GSP report states that Monroe was wearing his seatbelt, and that he was not transported to a medical facility following the accident, but only complained of some pain in his left arm.