The wife of a man who was killed while walking down the street has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her husband.
Beverly Gibson claims her husband, Glenn A. Huber, was walking west on Mississippi Avenue in Cahokia on Jan. 19, 2011, at about 6:25 p.m. when defendant Jason Johnson, who was driving south on the same road, struck Huber.
Because of the incident, Huber died on Jan. 21, 2011, according to the complaint filed Jan. 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
Due to her husband’s death, Gibson lost his society, the suit states.
Gibson blames Johnson for causing her husband’s death, saying he negligently drove without keeping a careful lookout, failed to keep his vehicle under proper control, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision, failed to warn of his impending approach, failed to properly apply his brakes, drove without adequate brakes and failed to reduce his speed for a pedestrian, among other negligent acts.
In her three-count complaint, Gibson is seeking a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs.
She will be represented by Roger K. Rea of the Law Office of Roger K. Rea in St. Louis and by D. Jeffrey Ezra of Ezra and Associates in Collinsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-32.