Woman who crashes car sues landlord for not evicting drug dealers

Ann Knef Jul. 25, 2005, 11:06am

3103 East B St

A woman who was robbed at her apartment and almost car-jacked, is suing the apartment owner because she crashed her vehicle while escaping the attackers.

Barbara McGee, formerly of 3103 East B St. in Belleville, filed suit against State Realty Property Management claiming the landlord failed to evict "certain" tenants who sold drugs.

"On or about July 5, ,2004, the plaintiff was robbed and was almost a victim of a car-jacking at or about the front of her apartment," states the complaint filed July 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

McGee claims that she made repeated complaints about criminal drug activity while she lived at the apartment for more than a year.

"The plaintiff was forced to flee in her vehicle with certain attackers chasing her, causing the plaintiff to collide with a utility transformer and causing her to sustain injury."

McGee, represented by Thomas O. Falb of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson, is seeking at least $50,000 plus costs of the suit.

"The plaintiff was caused to sustain property damage to her vehicle and was caused to suffer severe bodily injury and emotional injury," McGee claims.

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