BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a motorist for allegedly slamming into her vehicle while making an illegal turn, citing negligence.
Monica Dawson filed a complaint on May 5 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Clyde C. Coleman, alleging that the defendant didn't properly control his vehicle.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 28, 2015, her vehicle was struck head-on at high speed in Belleville, causing her to suffer acute, permanent injury to her right ankle that required multiple surgeries and external fixation. She also suffered emotional injury, mental anguish and anxiety and incurred past and future medical expenses, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Clyde C. Coleman responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to yield, made an improper left turn and lane change, drove at high speed and failed to maintain proper lookout.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000. She is represented by Patrick Kennedy Bader of Brown & Crouppen PC in St. Louis .
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16L260