EDWARDSVILLE – The mother of a student is suing over injuries her daughter received when the school bus she
was riding in collided with a car.
Rosalay Smith, individually and as
mother and next friend of Kamille Smith, a minor, filed the suit
April 26 in Madison County Circuit Court against Illinois Central
School Bus LLC and AllenTaylor.
On May 15, 2015, the plaintiff's daughter was
a passenger on a school bus owned by Illinois
Central School Bus. The driver of the bus attempted to make a left turn from
Coronado Drive onto Milton Road in Alton. At the same time,
Taylor was driving northbound on Milton Road.
The plaintiff claims the two vehicles collided as a result of negligence. She accuses them of failing to keep their vehicles under
proper control, failing to see their respective vehicles and failing to
reduce speed to avoid an accident.
The injuries to the minor daughter
resulting from the collision include those to her neck, back and
right arm, and pain and anguish; she has sought medical care, and has
spent money on medical bills and medications. The plaintiff seeks
payment from both defendants for that medical care under the Family Expense Act.
The plaintiff seeks judgment in excess
of $50,000 for all four counts against the defendants plus court
costs. She is represented by Richard G. Reed of Reed and Bruhn PC in
Madison County Circuit Court case