Frank Scott Parkway accident is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran May 16, 2011, 3:40am


A woman and her husband claims the woman sustained severe and permanent injuries after a driver attempted to exit a parking lot and struck her.

Mildred and Jack Slaner filed a lawsuit April 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nicole Manley and Sharon French.

The Slaners allege Mildred Slaner drove a Pontiac Sunfire west in the eastern lane on Frank Scott Parkway on April 21, 2009, at about 6:13 p.m. when Manley, who attempted to leave a parking lot on the north side of Frank Scott Parkway, struck her.

"At that time and place, it was broad daylight, and defendant, Nicole Manley knew or, in the exercise of reasonable care and caution, should have known that the plaintiff's automobile was approaching in the west bound lane of Frank Scott Parkway," the suit states.

Manley proceeded into Frank Scott Parkway after French stopped her vehicle in the west bound lane and waved Manley through, the complaint says.

Because of the collision, Mildred Slaner sustained severe and permanent injuries, endured great physical pain and mental anguish, the complaint says. In addition, she claims she suffered great physical disability and disfigurement, sustained a loss of enjoyment of her life, has been prevented from attending to her usual duties and incurred medical costs.
Jack Slaner, Mildred Slaner's husband, claims he lost his wife's consortium because of the collision, the complaint says.

Manley negligently failed to keep the vehicle under proper control, failed to stop the vehicle to avoid a collision and failed to see Mildred Slaner's vehicle, according to the complaint.

French failed to see Mildred Slaner's vehicle when she should have seen it, the suit states.
In their four-count complaint, the Slaners seek a judgment of more than $200,000, plus costs.

Dennis M. Field of Strellis and Field in Waterloo will be representing them.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-203.

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