Car crash results in emergency C-section, suit says

Andrea Dearden Jul. 9, 2012, 1:45am

Three Granite City women are suing a driver they say caused a crash that forced one of them to undergo an emergency C-section.

Orfa Trevino, Krystal Mendoza and Raquel Mendoza filed a lawsuit June 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Donald Jackson and Christopher Wilborn.

Trevino and the Mendozas say they were passengers in a car being driven by Wilborn in June 2010. The car is allegedly owned by Trevino and Wilborn. The women say they were headed south on Madison Avenue in Granite City. As they crossed the intersection of 22nd Street, Jackson, driving in the opposite direction, allegedly tried to turn left in front of them but, instead, crashed into their car.

All three say they were hurt in the crash and underwent surgeries because of their injuries. Krystal, who was eight-months pregnant at the time of the crash, says she had to have an emergency cesarean section because of the crash. The women accuse both defendants of negligence for failing to take the necessary steps to avoid the collision.

Trevino, Krystal and Raquel Mendoza ask for more than $300,000 in damages for medical expenses, lost wages and court fees.

They are represented by attorney Morgan Scroggins of Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 12-L-878

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