Woman alleges injuries from falling on loose gravel

By Michael Abella | Oct 13, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing the Village of Shiloh and Illinois American Water Company for allegedly ripping up driveway and failing to fix it, which caused her to trip and fall. 

Marcela Wilson filed a complaint in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging they failed to maintain property in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 8, 2015, she was using the driveway at 108 Hereford Drive to retrieve her mail when she tripped on a hole and loose gravel. She claims she fell and injured herself.

Wilson claims she suffered pain and mental anguish, lost wages and expenses for medical care and treatment.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants ripped up the driveway without fixing it, failed to repair the subject area several months before the incident and failed to mark the area with warning signs.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against each defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000 and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin PC in East Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-473

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