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Motorist allegedly caused crash while exiting parking lot

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 23, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision while attempting to exit a parking lot. 

Karen Tinsley-Sroka filed a complaint on Oct. 17 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Courtney Odell, alleging negligence. 

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 2, 2016, she was driving Eastbound on Lincoln Trail when the defendant pulled out of the parking lot to turn left, heading Westbound on Lincoln Trail, and struck Tinsley-Sroka's vehicle. 

As a result, Tinsley-Sroka claims she suffered physical injuries, emotional distress and expended reasonable expenses for medical treatment. 

The plaintiff alleges Odell failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failed to keep a proper lookout and caused her vehicle to collide with another vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs and for any other relief the court deems just and proper. 

She is represented by W. Alex Lamb of Lieser Law Firm, LLC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-603

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