Alton auto accident subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 28, 2008

An Alton woman has filed suit on behalf of her minor son against an Alton man, claiming her son was seriously injured after he was struck by a car.

Tina White claims her son, Joseph White, Jr., was struck by a vehicle Morris L. Ervin was driving on Sunnyside Street in Alton on June 27.

As a result of the accident, Joseph, who is 12, was seriously bruised, contused, lacerated, cut, torn, swollen, broken, aggravated, ruptured, mashed, wrenched, narrowed, compressed, subluxed, abraded, dislocated, strained, sprained and rendered stiff, sore and painful on his left lower extremity, according to the complaint filed Oct. 24 in Madison County Circuit Court.

He also suffered great physical pain and mental anguish and his body has been greatly impaired and diminished, the suit states.

In addition, Tina claims Joseph's family was forced to pay substantial medical costs.

Ervin was negligent because he drove too fast, failed to exercise ordinary care and failed to give any warning of his upcoming approach, according to the complaint.

Tina is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

Ronald Caimi of Brown and Crouppen in St. Louis will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 08-L-993.

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