Broken bones sustained in car crash, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Sep. 9, 2008, 3:59am

Dale and Sheryal King and Nathan Overbey have filed suit against Sarah A. Quirin, alleging they suffered broken bones after their vehicle and Overbey's collided.

They claim they were driving south on 17th Street near its intersection with Highway 161 in Belleville, according to a complaint filed Sept. 5 in St. Clair County Court.

They claim Quirin was driving a vehicle west on Highway 161 near its intersection with North 17th Street.

The Kings and Overbey claim Quirin drove through a red light, colliding with the vehicle they were in.

They claim they all were violently struck inside his vehicle, which left them sick, sore, lame and disordered.

Dale suffered broken bones to his knee and ankle and injuries to his back, neck, internal and external organs, according to the complaint.

Sheryal sustained a broken back, diverous fractures and injuries to her back and neck and has been confined to St. Louis University Hospital, the suit states.

Overbey sustained a broken jaw, injuries to his face, neck back, internal and external organs, according to the complaint.

They claim they all suffered great pain and mental anguish, which will continue in the future.

They also claim they have been responsible for medical costs and that they have been unable to pursue ordinary duties of life.

The Kings and Overbey claim Quirin was negligent because she failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep the vehicle in control, drove at a greater speed than was safe, failed to stop at a red light and failed to stop, swerve or avoid hitting the car Dale was driving.

In the three-count suit, they are seeking a judgment in excess of $150,000, plus the costs of the suit.

They are represented by Paul M. Storment, Jr., of Belleville.

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