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Passenger sues driver, vehicle owner over collision


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 21, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A passenger claims she was injured in a St. Clair County collision. 

Charnelle Mattox filed a complaint on Dec. 3 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Harry Evans and Mid America Transit Inc., alleging negligence. 

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 11, she was a passenger in a vehicle traveling near the intersection of North Belt West and North 39th Street when Evans allegedly caused a collision. 

Mattox claims she received extensive injuries to her head, body and limbs. 

The plaintiff alleges Evans failed to keep proper lookout, failed to yield right of way and negligently disregarded a traffic control device. She also alleges Mid America negligently entrusted its vehicle to a careless driver. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-774

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