BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Patricia Henson, alleging that she negligently took a left-hand turn that caused an April 2015 Belleville accident.
Marie Carroll filed a complaint on April 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Henson alleging that she failed to operate her vehicle in a careful manner.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on April 21, 2015, she was driving her 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix in Belleville on South Belt West at or near its intersection with South Illinois Street when defendant negligently made a left-hand turn and struck plaintiff's vehicle.
The plaintiff sustained serious, severe and permanent injuries to numerous parts of her body and nervous system. The plaintiff holds Henson responsible because she allegedly carelessly failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to stop or take evasive measures to avoid the collision.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit and all further reasonable and equitable relief. She is represented by Cathy MacElroy of MacElroy Law LLC in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-211