Alton accident is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Feb. 23, 2012, 8:13am

A man has filed suit against the bus driver who he claims collided with his vehicle.

Adam Scannell claims he was driving south on Piasa Street at its intersection with 16th Street in Alton on Dec. 8, 2008, when defendant Harold M. Marks, who was driving a bus west on 16th Street for defendant Agency for Community Transit, struck Scannell's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Scannell sustained severe injuries, was hindered from performing his usual duties and lost earnings, according to the complaint filed Feb. 10 in Madison County Circuit Court. In addition, he experienced a diminished earning capacity, suffered great pain and anguish and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Marks negligently failed to control the bus, failed to stop at a designated stop sign, failed to sound his horn to stop his vehicle, failed to keep a proper lookout and drove too fast, the complaint says.

In his two-count complaint, Scannell is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Michael R. Bilbrey and Robert B. Ramsey of The Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Glen Carbon will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-198.

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