BELLEVILLE – A passenger in a vehicle
is suing over injuries he alleges he received when the driver wrecked in a construction zone.
John Carner II filed the suit April 20
in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Mallory Jarrett, citing negligence.
On Nov. 25, 2014, the suit states Carner was
riding in a car driven by the Jarrett when she allegedly drove through a
construction area and barriers on Camp Jackson Road, ending up in a large hole.
Carner alleges Jarrett was negligent by failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to keep her
vehicle under proper control, driving at a speed greater than
reasonable in a construction area and driving through a barricade
until the vehicle landed in a hole.
As a result, the suit states the plaintiff was thrown
inside the vehicle and hit his head on the roof, suffering injuries,
pain and mental anguish. He alleges he will continue to pay medical bills, and
he has been unable to pursue the ordinary duties of his life.
The plaintiff seeks judgment of more than $50,000. He is represented by Paul M. Storment Jr. in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-220