YMCA sued over woman's trip in Cahokia lot

Kelly Holleran Dec. 20, 2011, 10:14am

A woman has filed suit against the YMCA of Southwest Illinois and the village of Cahokia after she claims she tripped in a hole in the parking lot at the YMCA.

Pamela Jackson claims she was walking across the parking lot of the YMCA located at 660 Camp Jackson Road in Cahokia on May 14 when she stepped into a hole and fell.

Because of her fall, Jackson became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled and sustained injuries to her left ankle and knee, according to the complaint filed Dec. 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. She also incurred medical costs, suffered disability, experienced pain and suffering and lost wages, the suit states.

The YMCA and the village of Cahokia negligently failed to keep the parking lot clear of hazards, failed to inspect the parking lot, failed to warn Jackson of the hazardous conditions in the parking lot and failed to train employees to properly maintain the parking lot, the complaint says.

In her two-count complaint, Jackson is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

She will be represented by Kirk A. Caponi of Williams, Caponi and Foley in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-682.

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