Passenger alleges injuries from collision with train

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 25, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A passenger claims he was injured when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a train.

Demetrius Williams filed a complaint on June 30 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Pamela M. Evans and Norfolk Southern Corporation, doing business as Norfolk Southern Railway Company, alleging they failed to operate their vehicle and train in a safe manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 25, 2016, he was riding as a passenger in Evans' vehicle while on his way to work when he was struck by an oncoming train. 

As a result, Williams claims he suffered physical injuries, great pain and incurred medical bills. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to keep proper lookout on the tracks, failed to sound a warning in a timely manner and drove at a rate of speed not safe for the conditions.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000 to reasonably compensate for injuries and lost wages sustained, costs and expenses incurred, and for other relief the court deems just and proper. 

He is represented by Steven S. Fluhr of Fluhr & Moore, LLC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-349

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