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Pedestrian allegedly hit while using crosswalk

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A pedestrian alleges a motorist struck him while he was using a crosswalk. 

William Ashley filed a complaint on Jan. 26 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Harris Davis, alleging he breached his duty to exercise ordinary care to the avoid injuring others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 23, 2016, he was a pedestrian walking within the designated crosswalk on a walk signal on Market Street at its intersection with South Broadway. While crossing the street, Ashley alleges Davis struck him. 

As a result, Ashley claims he sustained injuries to his neck, back, shoulder and brain that caused him to suffer physical and mental disability, loss of normal life and lost wages. 

The plaintiff alleges Davis negligently used a cellular telephone while driving, failed to keep proper lookout, and failed to yield to pedestrian.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in a sum of not less than $50,000, plus costs of this action. 

He is represented by James Corrigan of O'Leary, Shelton, Corrigan, Peterson, Dalton & Quillin LLC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-58

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