Customer receives head injuries after treadmill improperly loaded into car

Ann Knef Feb. 21, 2006, 10:55am

Stephanie Singleton filed suit against The Sports Authority of Fairview Heights and its manager claiming she incurred head injuries because the treadmill she purchased was improperly loaded into her vehicle by store employees.

According to the suit filed Feb. 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Singleton purchased a treadmill on Dec. 20, 2005.

"The defendant...closed the door to the plaintiff's vehicle, causing the rear window of the plaintiff's vehicle to become dislodged from the vehicle and hit the plaintiff in the head," the complaint states.

Singleton is represented by Thomas C. Rich of Fairview Heights. Her three-count suit seeks damages in excess of $150,000.

Kim Spicer, the store's manager, is named as a co-defendant.

Singleton also claims neck, shoulder, low back and soft tissue injuries. She also claims she has expended money for medical treatment.

"The plaintiff has suffered disability as a result of her injuries," the complaint states.

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