Bus passenger claims she was jarred, jerked and jolted in collision

Kelly Holleran Jun. 24, 2009, 9:55am

A woman says her neck, back, left arm, stomach, trunk, spinal column and vertebrae were injured after a driver hit the charter bus on which she was riding.

Irma Jackson claims she was on a charter bus heading north on South Lincoln near its intersection with Civic Plaza on July 17, 2007, when Stewart Doris rear-ended the bus.

According to the complaint filed June 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, the collision caused Jackson to "jar, jerk and jolt in an unusual, unexpected, violent and extraordinary manner that plaintiff was thrown in and around and about the motor vehicle."

In addition to her injuries, Jackson suffered damage to her nervous system and an impaired ability to work and incurred medical costs, the complaint says. She also lost time from work, the suit states.

Jackson says Doris negligently drove his vehicle too fast, failed to keep a lookout ahead and laterally, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision and failed to warn of his approach.

Jackson is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs.
Lynn A. Fischer of The Fischer Law Firm in Clayton, Mo. will be representing him.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-325.

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