Chevrolet dealer accused of not properly maintaining bus after tires fell off

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 25, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman claims tires fell off a bus while she was a passenger and that she was injured.

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman claims tires fell off a bus while she was a passenger and that she was injured.

Denise Montgomery filed a complaint May 8 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood River Inc. alleging it failed to maintain a bus in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 12, 2016, she was a passenger in a bus maintained by the defendant when its rear tires fell off the bus on Edison Avenue in Granite City. She claims she suffered serious and permanent injuries to her head, beck, neck and shoulders and incurred medical expenses in excess of $27,000. The plaintiff holds Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood River responsible because it allegedly failed to perform repair work in a good and workmanlike manner.

The plaintiff seeks damages of at least $50,000, with interest, costs and all other relief that are proper and just. She is represented by Thomas G. Wilmowski Jr. of Schultz & Myers LLC in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-618

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