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Passenger sues driver for alleged negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 16, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A passenger is suing a driver for allegedly running off the roadway in Alton.

Terry W. Homer Jr. filed a complaint on Feb. 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against Kayla S. Bray, alleging she breached her duty to exercise ordinary care to her passengers.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 20, 2015, he was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by the defendant in Alton when the vehicle ran off the roadway.

As a result, Homer claims he suffered physical injuries and mental anguish and incurred medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to properly apply brakes, failed to reduce speed and was distracted while driving.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a judgment against the defendant in a sum of $50,000 and costs of this action and whatever other remedy this court deems appropriate.

He is represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt and Tobin, PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-181

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