BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Loren Hearty, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries while the defendant was driving.
Karla Sauls filed a complaint in April in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Hearty alleging that she negligently failed to operate her vehicle at a speed reasonable under the circumstances.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 27, she was driving a motor vehicle on Camp Jackson Road in St. Clair County when defendant violently struck the rear of her vehicle. The plaintiff suffered serious, permanent and progressive injuries.
The plaintiff holds Hearty responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep a careful and diligent lookout and failed to reduce speed to avoid a collision.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in a reasonable sum exceeding $50,000, plus costs of this suit and all other relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Michael P. Corrigan of Padberg, Corrigan & Appelbaum in St. Louis.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-213