Passenger claims accident caused broken arm and lost job

Kelly Holleran Oct. 16, 2012, 8:00am

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims crashed into a fence, causing the man to break his right arm and to lose his job.

Ronauldre McClure claims he was riding in a 2002 Ford Taurus defendant Portland Johnson drove north on Martin Luther King Drive on Oct. 9, 2010.

"As the vehicle was going over railroad tracks, the defendant caused, allowed and permitted the vehicle that he was operating to go off the left side of the road and crash into a fence," the suit filed Sept. 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court states.

In addition to his broken right arm, McClure suffered pain, incurred medical costs of about $16,000 and lost earnings of about $2,500. He also claims he lost his job because he was unable to return to work for about six weeks following the collision.

Johnson negligently allowed his vehicle to run off the road, failed to keep a careful lookout, drove too fast and failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision, the complaint says.

In his two-count complaint, McClure is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

McClure will be represented by Walter L. Floyd of The Floyd Law Firm in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-484.

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