A woman hurt in an alleged drunk driving crash contends the bars and liquor stores that served the driver are liable for her injuries.
Cynthia Nicole Allen filed a lawsuit Jan. 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Charles E. Hall, Thomas Williams, doing business as Runway Lounge & Package Liquor, and Deja Vu Showgirls - Washington Park LLC, doing business as Larry Flynt's Hustler Club. WP 5420 Bunkum LLC, the owner of the property used by Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, is also named as a defendant.
Allen was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Hall in August 2012, according to the complaint. Allen says they were driving on Collinsville Road when, near the intersection of Kingshighway, Hall hit a utility pole and rolled the car. Allen claims her legs and pelvis were hurt in the crash.
Allen accuses Hall of negligence. She also accuses the Runway Lounge & Package Liquor, Larry Flynt's Hustler Club and their respective owners of violating the Illinois' Dram Shop Act for serving alcohol to an already intoxicated Hall.
The plaintiff asks for more than $200,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court fees. She is represented by attorney Steven W. Selby of Alton.
Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-75