A man has filed suit against the taxi driver whom he alleges began driving before his passenger was fully in the vehicle.
According to the complaint filed Jan. 8 in Madison County Court, Jessie M. Brittain was about to ride with defendant Dylan J. Redman, who began operating his vehicle before Brittain was completely inside the cab.
Because of the incident, Brittain was ejected from the vehicle, causing him to suffer great pain and anguish, to lose earnings and to incur medical costs, the suit states.
Brittain blames Redman for causing the collision, saying he drove too fast, drove when Brittain was not properly secured and drove in an erratic manner.
Brittain seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just. Attorney David W. Dugan of East Alton will represent Brittain.
Madison County Circuit Court case number: 15-L-20.