EDWARDSVILLE — A detained man is suing transport service providers for allegedly forcing him to ride in a crouched position while traveling from Madison County to Pennsylvania.

Chance Gibbons filed a complaint Feb. 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against United States Prisoner Transport and John Doe, alleging they failed to meet the standard of care in transporting the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, on March 22, 2015, while being transported from Madison County to Pennsylvania, Gibbons claims he was kept in a crouched position for hours without relief, "sadistically" subjecting him to bumps while traveling at a high rate of speed.

As a result, Gibbons claims he suffered injuries to his limbs, spine, bones, tissue, organs and nervous system. He claims he suffered great pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide adequate medical care and safe transport.

Gibbons seeks trial by jury, judgment exceeding $50,000, plus costs of suit and all other reasonable relief.

He is represented by attorney John J. Pawloski of St. Louis. 

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-273

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