Caseyville and driver sued over St. Louis accident

Kelly Holleran Jul. 16, 2013, 2:36pm

Two Fayette County residents filed a lawsuit against the driver who they claim drove too quickly, causing a collision with the vehicle in which they were traveling.

Casey Johnson and Crystal Keith claim Johnson was driving north on North 10th Street in St. Louis on June 26, 2012, when a Village of Caseyville employee, defendant Jeffrey Wilkinson, who was also driving north on the same street, crashed into Johnson’s vehicle. At the time, Keith was riding as a passenger in the car.

Because of the collision, Johnson suffered from headaches, cervical muscle cramps and right shoulder and neck pain, according to the complaint. She also incurred vehicle repair costs and medical costs of $4,690.55.

Meanwhile, Keith suffered right hip injuries and has been required to spend $7,583.10 on medical costs, the suit states. Johnson and Keith both suffered great physical pain and lost income, the suit states.

In their complaint, Johnson and Keith blame Wilkinson for causing the collision, saying he negligently drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to provide any warning of his impending approach.

They also name the Village of Caseyville as a defendant because it had employed Wilkinson at the time of the collision.

Johnson and Keith are seeking a judgment of more than $200,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Patrick L. Mickey of Brown and Crouppen in St. Louis will be representing them.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-310.

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