BELLEVILLE – A female motorist is suing a Missouri foods business, alleging negligence for injuries she says she suffered when a pickup truck towing a cargo trailer collided with her vehicle.
Courtney Nihells filed the lawsuit Jan. 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Family Foods & Concessions LLC, a Missouri company, and David Penn, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 2, Nihells was driving her vehicle southbound on state Route 203 in St. Clair County and Penn was operating a pickup truck towing an enclosed-cargo trailer. The truck is owned by Family Foods & Concessions and Penn was driving it in the course of his employment, the suit says.
The lawsuit alleges Penn pulled into the path of Nihells' vehicle and caused a collision.
The plaintiff claims the defendant failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to yield, drove too fast for conditions and failed to reduce his speed, failed to operate the vehicle in a single lane of traffic and violated a yield sign.
As a result of the collision, the plaintiff alleges she was severely injured, especially to her lower right extremity, right knee, right hand and right foot. She says will continue to lose wages and will continue incurring medical expenses.
Nihells seeks a trial by jury, plus at least $50,000 from both defendants and court costs. She is represented by attorneys Todd Muchnick and Aaron D. Haber of Muchnick & Haber LC of St. Louis.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-12