Michael Abella Aug. 30, 2016, 9:56am


BELLEVILLE — A Belleville woman is suing a Red Bud motorist, alleging his negligence caused a vehicle crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Ebonee Massey filed a lawsuit Aug. 11 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nicholas Prestito, alleging the defendant carelessly and negligently operated his vehicle.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 30, 2015, she was traveling westbound on state Route 15 near its intersection with South 11th Street in Bellevile. The suit says Prestito was traveling behind plaintiff's vehicle when it suddenly collided with Massey's car.

The lawsuit states the crash caused Massey serious injuries that resulted in great physical pain and caused her to incur medical expenses. The plaintiff alleges Prestito failed to exercise ordinary care, failed to keep proper lookout and failed and omitted to give or sound any signal or warning.

Massey seeks a trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000 for compensatory damages, costs of suit and all other relief as the court deems appropriate. 

She is represented by attorney Patrick L. Mickey of Brown & Crouppen PC in St. Louis. 

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-425

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