Washington Park accident causes injuries, suit says

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2010, 3:49am

A driver who failed to stop at a light caused three people to sustain injuries in a car accident, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

Christeena Y. Myers, Marcus D. Anders and Clara M. Johnson-Reeves filed a lawsuit July 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Stanley R. Brown.

The plaintiffs claim Myers drove a 1995 Dodge Intrepid east on Bunkum Road near its intersection with Route 111 in Washington Park on July 14, 2008, at about 2:11 a.m. when Brown, who drove a 1994 Chevy Astro south on Route 111, failed to yield the right-of-way at a traffic signal and struck the Intrepid.

At the time of the collision, Anders rode as a passenger in the Intrepid, which Johnson-Reeves owned, the suit states.

Because of the accident, the Anderses and Myers sustained serious and severe injuries, mental pain and anguish; incurred medical costs; and lost money from their usual employment, according to the complaint.

Johnson-Reeves sustained property damage to her vehicle and lost use of the vehicle, the suit states.

The plaintiffs blame Brown for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep his vehicle under proper control, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision and drove without adequate brakes.

In their three-count suit, the plaintiffs seek a judgment of more than $106,000, plus costs.

Thomas B. Cannady of Cannady and Katz in Belleville will be representing them.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-357.

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