Accident at 74th and Route 15 leads to injury suit

By Andrea Dearden | Jan 14, 2013


A St. Clair woman is suing the driver and owners of a car that allegedly crashed into her at a Belleville intersection.

Yvonne M. Grindstaff filed a lawsuit Dec. 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Richard L. Kidd Sr., Richard L. Kidd and Kelly Sarka.

Grindstaff says she was driving her Buick Rendezvous south on South 74th Street in December 2010. At the same time, Richard L. Kidd Sr. was driving a Dodge Ram truck east on Illinois Route 15, according to the complaint.

As she drove through the intersection of South 74th Street and Route 15, Grindstaff alleges Kidd Sr. failed to yield and crashed into her car. Grindstaff claims the truck Kidd Sr. was driving was owned by Kidd and Sarka.

Grindstaff accuses Kidd Sr. of negligence. She also accuses Kidd and Sarka of negligent entrustment. Grindstaff seeks more than $200,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court fees.

Attorney Thomas B. Cannady of Belleville represents Grindstaff. They ask for a jury trial.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 12-L-651

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