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Motorist alleges negligence by vehicle driver and owner for January crash in Swansea

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 17, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Lindsay Devivo and Carolyn Devivo, a vehicle owner and driver, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Lisa Baker filed a complaint on March 16 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that defendant Carolyn Devivo negligently entrusted her vehicle to a careless driver.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 31, 2017, she was traveling southbound on North Illinois Street in Swansea. While attempting to turn northbound onto North Illinois from a parking lot, defendant Lindsay Devivo pulled out in front of and struck the front of her vehicle. Baker sustained injuries resulting in pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because defendant Lindsay Devivo allegedly failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to properly apply breaks and failed to yield right of way.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-129

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