Two strikes, no airbags, no insurance: Malibu driver sues GM, State Farm, Allstar Motors

Ann Knef Oct. 31, 2007, 7:35am

An East St. Louis woman is seeking in excess of $300,000 for injuries and damages she suffered after hitting a deer two times while traveling southbound on Interstate 255/270 two years ago.

In a suit filed Oct. 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Allstar Motors, Schmitt Chevrolet, State Farm Companies Foundation and General Motors, Alicia Killion claims the airbags in her 2001 Chevrolet Malibu did not deploy during the incident on Oct. 28, 2005.

Killion claims State Farm Companies Foundation did not pay her medical bills or repair her vehicle because the accident involved a one-car collision. She claims that when she purchased her insurance "she was told it would cover her medical expenses and vehicle repair expenses if she was involved in a single-vehicle collision."

According to the suit, Killion's vehicle was repossessed "as she could not afford to repair her car and continue to make car payments."

Killion claims she received a recall notice involving airbags sometime after she bought the vehicle from Allstar in Belleville in 2003.

According to the suit, Killion had her vehicle serviced at Schmitt Chevrolet in O'Fallon in September 2004.

"That even after the service was completed by Jack Schmitt the airbag light continued to come on when the car was started," the complaint states.

Killion, who suffered head, shoulder and wrist injuries, is represented by Patricia L. Dennis of Edwardsville.

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