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Metro passenger claims his eye popped out of his head when train doors closed on him

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jun 23, 2015

Matt Young

A metro train passenger claims his eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on his as we was exiting,

Alvin Golliday filed a lawsuit on May 28 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, citing negligence.

According to the suit, on around Sept. 14 of last year, Golliday was riding on the train when he was told to get off because the train was being taken out of service. As he was leaving the train the doors closed on him and, as a result, he claims he was crushed and injured. His alleged injuries include having his eye pop out of his head. The plaintiff claims the agency carelessly and unexpectedly caused the train doors to close for no reason and without warning; failed to ensure the doorways were clear of patrons before closing the doors; and failed to exercise reasonable care in operating the train.

Golliday is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus court costs and other relief deemed appropriate by the court.

Golliday is represented by attorney Matthew Young of Kuehn, Beasley & Young in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-320.

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