The Madison County Record Apr. 4, 2014, 12:54pm

In a recently filed lawsuit, two people claim they sustained numerous injuries in a collision.

William Monroe Jr. and Terrance W. Robertson Jr. filed a lawsuit March 24 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Randy Baze Jr. and Intertek USA.

In the complaint, Monroe claims he was helping Baze complete paperwork for Intertek at Monroe’s house on Oct. 29, at about 10:30 p.m. Shortly after midnight, the two of them left to travel to a nearby restaurant where they were meeting with Robertson, according to the complaint.

At about 2 a.m., the three men left the restaurant and walked back to Monroe’s house. They intended to use Baze’s vehicle to transport Intertek sample products to its St. Louis office, the suit states.

“During the course of travel, while southbound on Illinois I-255 near the overpass at Illinois Route 143, the vehicle being driven by Baze and containing passengers Monroe and Robertson was driven at speeds in excess of the speed limit and slid and/or swerved on the pavement, causing Baze to lose control of said vehicle to overturn and/or otherwise violently crash,” the complaint says.

Due to the collision, the plaintiffs claim they suffered severe and permanent injuries, endured significant pain and suffering and were hindered from attending to their usual duties and affairs. They also incurred medical costs, according to the complaint.

The plaintiffs blame Baze for causing the collision, saying he drove too fast, drove in an unsafe manner, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep proper control and fled the scene of the accident.

The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified judgment in excess of the jurisdictional limits, plus punitive damages and other relief the court deems just.

They are being represented by Bradley M. Lakin and Robert W. Schmieder II of SL Chapman in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-457.

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