EDWARDSVILLE – A passenger in a
vehicle, on behalf of himself and two children, is suing over
injuries they allegedly suffered as a result of the driver striking a tree.
The plaintiff is citing negligence.
Jermain Ross, individually and as next
friend of Ariyah Bennett, a minor, and Anndriliyah Jay, a minor,
filed the suit April 27 in Madison County Circuit Court against
On April 29, 2014, the defendant was
driving her vehicle on Calvin Boulevard in Centerville and the
plaintiffs were passengers in the car, the suit says.
According to the complaint, the
defendant was negligent in the following ways: failing to keep her
vehicle under proper control, failing to reduce speed, and driving
with inadequate brakes.
As a result of the alleged negligence,
the defendant drove her vehicle into a tree, causing serious
injuries to the three plaintiffs, according to the suit, which says all three plaintiffs continue to accrue
medical bills and have suffered disability and loss of a normal life.
The plaintiff seeks judgment in excess
of $50,000 each for himself and the two minor children and court
costs. He is represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson,
Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.
Madison County Circuit Court case