ACCIDENT BRIEF: Driver sued over fatal car crash

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 2, 2015


A Belleville resident is suing a motorist for allegedly causing a fatal collision.

Sandra Piolet, as estate administrator for Alvin E. Piolet of Belleville, filed a lawsuit on May 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dayna L. Baker and Pamelia Sellers of O’Fallon, claiming negligence in a June 2013 collision.

According to the suit, the decedent, Alvin Piolet, was operating a motor vehicle on or about June 12, 2013, on Frank Scott Parkway at its intersection with Greenmount Crossing Drive in Shiloh when Baker, who was driving a vehicle owned by Sellers, collided with the rear of a trailer being towed by Piolet’s vehicle.

The plaintiff alleges Baker failed to control her automobile, maintain awareness of her surroundings, exercise ordinary care and stop at the traffic signal to avoid a collision.

As a result of the collision, the plaintiff claims the decedent experienced severe pain and suffering including internal and external bodily injuries, restriction of motion and medical expenses.

The plaintiff seeks a judgment in excess of $50,000 plus attorneys’ fees and costs. She is represented by Charles Courtney Jr. of Courtney, Clark & Mejias in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-312

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