BELLEVILLE — Two Missouri residents are suing a driver they claim is responsible for injuries sustained in an accident.

Marlon Gee and Jerod Phillips filed a complaint on Nov. 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Melvin Edwards, alleging that the defendant failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 21, 2014, they were traveling in a vehicle owned and operated by the defendant on Illinois State Route 3 at Interstate 70 when the defendant lost control of his vehicle and struck a wall. The plaintiffs sustained back and neck injuries and incurred medical expenses. The plaintiffs hold Edwards responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to apply his brakes when necessary, failed to maintain proper lookout and drove the vehicle at a speed greater than reasonable.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court and any other relief that the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by Lorenzo Hester of The Hester Group LLC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-572

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