Dram Shop suit filed against Alorton bar

Ann Knef Feb. 20, 2008, 12:59pm

An Alorton bar is being sued by a woman whose vehicle was rear-ended by its customer, according to a suit filed Feb. 15 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Raichelle A. McCallum filed a seven-count, $350,000 personal injury suit claiming Bar on Bond customer Tyra L. Cash struck her vehicle after allegedly consuming alcohol and becoming intoxicated at the bar on Feb. 17, 2007.

McCallum claims that after her vehicle was struck by Cash's in the eastbound lane of Bond Avenue near the intersection of 49th Street in Alorton, she was forced into oncoming traffic.

Bar on Bond is located at 4301 Bond Ave.

Cash is not named in the suit. Defendants include Emitt Cox individually and doing business as Bar on Bond; building owners Herbert C. Berry and Myrtle M. Daugherty individually, and as trustees of the Herbert C. Berry and Myrtle M. Daugherty Trust.

Represented by Steven Katzman of Belleville, McCallum claims the defendants violated the Dram Shop Act by allegedly causing Cash's intoxication.

McCallum claims Cash was negligent for failing to avoid the accident and for allegedly operating her vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

McCallum claims she sustained serious and significant injuries to various parts of her body including her head, back, arms and hands.

She claims medical expenses as well as missed working days.

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