In recently filed court documents, a woman claims she sustained great pain and suffering after an allegedly intoxicated driver failed to control his vehicle and veered off the road.
Nelita Kane filed a lawsuit Feb. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Matthew D. Moll, Brandy Meister, Morgan Street Brewery and Tavern, Big Daddy’s, South Second Street Development and Donlin.
In her complaint, Kane alleges she was riding in a vehicle Moll drove east on State Route 156 about .42 miles east of H Road in Monroe County.
Suddenly, Moll allowed the vehicle to cross the westbound lanes and to leave the road. He struck an embankment, culvert and ditch on the north side of the road, according to the complaint.
Before the collision, Moll had consumed intoxicating beverages at defendants Morgan Street and at Big Daddy’s, causing him to become intoxicated, the suit states.
Because of the accident, Kane was hurled within the confines of the vehicle, experienced great pain and suffering, lost income, suffered disability and experienced disfigurement, the complaint says. She also claims she lost her enjoyment of life and incurred medical costs.
Kane blames Moll for contributing to her injuries, saying he negligently allowed his vehicle to leave the road, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision, drove while under the influence of alcohol, drove with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, failed to keep a proper lookout and drove too fast.
In addition to Moll, Kane names Meister as a defendant, saying she negligently lent her vehicle to Moll, which he drove at the time of the collision.
South Second Street Development and Donlin owned Morgan Street and Big Daddy’s, where Moll allegedly became intoxicated, the suit states.
In her complaint, Kane seeks a judgment of more than $350,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.
Hrant “Hud” Norsigian Jr. of Norsigian Law Office in O’Fallon will be representing her.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-59