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Pedestrian blames East St. Louis for injuries

By Michael Abella | Aug 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A pedestrian is suing East St. Louis, alleging the city's negligence caused him to fall through a manhole. 

Marchez Mosley of East St. Louis, filed a complaint on July 21, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the city of East St. Louis, alleging negligence in breaching breached its duty to keep their manholes secured.

According to the complaint, on March 27, while Mosley, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, was walking on a city sidewalk in the area of 726 N. 22nd St, he stepped on a wooden board covering of a manhole maintained and owned by the defendant. The suit says Mosley then fell, resulting in serious injuries over the entire left side of his body, including his neck and leg. 

The lawsuit says the injuries caused Mosley to incur medical expenses, miss time at work and suffer extreme pain. The plaintiff alleges the city of East St. Louis failed to maintain their manhole in a reasonably safe condition, failed to replace the wooden cover with an appropriate and secure metal cover and failed to provide a safe walking surface.

Mosley seeks judgment of more than $100,000. He is represented by attorney Greg Roosevelt of Roosevelt Law Office in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-386

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