BELLEVILLE — A passenger is suing a driver for allegedly falling asleep and crossing into oncoming traffic. 

Baileyann P. Cannon filed a complaint on July 3 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Beth A. Partelow alleging the defendant failed to keep her vehicle under control.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 10, 2014, she was a passenger in a vehicle driven by the Partelow when the defendant crossed the center line of route 159 into oncoming traffic, side-swiping a tractor and colliding head-on with a truck. 

As a result, Cannon was air-lifted to Cardinal Glennon Hospital due to the severity of her injuries and suffered a brain injury. 

The plaintiff alleges Partelow failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to yield to oncoming traffic, crossed the center line when its unsafe to do so and fell asleep while driving.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in a sum in excess of $50,000 plus cost of action, and other relief deems just and proper. 

She is represented by Stephen M. Kernan.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-353

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