A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims drove off the road and struck a rock, causing her to sustain multiple injuries.

Bria Davis claims she was riding in a vehicle defendant Sarah K. Williamson was driving south on Interstate 55 when Williamson lost control of the vehicle, causing it to swerve off the road, down an embankment and into a rock.

Because of the collision, Davis suffered a lacerated spleen and an accumulation of blood in her abdomen, which is a condition known as hemoperitoneum, according to the complaint filed May 7 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. She also suffered shoulder, head, neck, hip and back injuries; incurred medical costs; and lost wages, the suit states.

Davis blames Williamson for causing the collision, saying she negligently drove after drinking alcohol, left the road, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to keep her vehicle under proper control.

In her complaint, Davis is seeking a judgment of at least $50,000, plus interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Brian Stokes of The Stokes Law Office in St. Louis will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-236.


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