Bread delivery at school results in personal injury suit

Steve Gonzalez Mar. 8, 2006, 9:12am

Sharon Carroll filed a personal injury suit against Lewis Bakeries in Madison County Circuit Court March 3 seeking damages in excess of $100,000 claiming she sustained injuries after tripping over a delivery ramp at the Grigsby Middle School in Granite City on March 8, 2004.

According to the suit, Lewis Bakeries was delivering bread products to the school when its driver allegedly negligently placed the delivery ramp immediately at the base of the exit door of the school kitchen and failed to warn Carroll of the dangerous condition of the delivery ramp as she was exiting the kitchen.

Carroll also alleges Lewis failed to place the delivery ramp in a manner which would have allowed her to safely exit the kitchen without tripping over the delivery ramp.

"Carroll tripped on the Defendant's delivery ramp which caused her to fall with great force and violence," the complaint states.

Carroll claims the fall caused permanent injuries to her right wrist, elbow and arm which prevented her from attending to her usual affairs, caused mental anguish and physical pain, lost wages, and medical expenses.

Carroll is represented by Ronald Motil of Beatty, Motil & Foster in Glen Carbon.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Lola Maddox.

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