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Pedestrian sues asphalt company over fall on Belleville trail

By Molly English-Bowers | Apr 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE – An  East St. Louis man is suing an asphalt business after he slipped and fell on a Belleville trail.


Marshall Day filed the lawsuit Feb. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gleeson Asphalt Inc., alleging negligence.   

According to the complaint, on March 22, 2014, Day was walking on the sidewalk/bike trail on Foley Drive in Belleville when he slipped and fell. The suit says Gleeson maintains the trail, including the sidewalks, entrances and exits along the trail, but areas of the trail became a slip hazard because of the defendant's negligence.

The lawsuit alleges negligence for failing to provide slip guards or slip-resistant surfaces on the trail, failing to inspect the premises and carelessly operating the premises.

The plaintiff alleges his fall resulted in internal and external injuries to his body, hindrance to attend to his usual duties and affairs, and losing the value of that time. He also expects to continue to pay large sums of money for medical care, the suit says.


Day seeks more than $50,000, plus court costs. He is represented by attorney Charles H. Stegmeyer of Stegmeyer & Stegmeyer Ltd. in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-98

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