Metro failed to train employees in correct snow removal, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Mar. 11, 2009, 1:26pm

A woman suing Metro after she slipped on ice is seeking less than $60,000 for her fall.

Chastity Alexander filed her suit in St. Clair County Court on March 10, after she says she fell while walking on the street next to the ticket kiosk of the Metro Link facility at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville on Jan. 29.

Alexander's fall, which caused her injuries to her right ankle, was the result of an accumulation of water, snow and ice, her lawyer, John H. Hustava of Collinsville, wrote in the suit.

Because of the fall, Alexander claims she was made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled, suffered injuries to her head, body and limbs and experienced disability.

She also experienced pain and suffering and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint.

Metro was negligent by failing to train its employees on the correct way to remove snow, by failing to warn Alexander of the dangerous condition, by allowing an unnatural accumulation of snow and ice and by failing to remove the accumulation of snow and ice, the suit states.

In addition to the less than $60,000, Alexander is seeking costs of her suit.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0126.

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