Motorist sues bus driver following Swansea collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 18, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County motorist is suing a mass transit operator and bus driver, alleging injuries from a Swansea crash. 

Dalyce Brawley filed a complaint Jan. 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, doing business as Metro, and Jesse Spraggins, alleging Metro was vicariously liable for the negligent acts and omissions of its employees.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 12, Brawley was operating a 2005 Dodge Caravan on North Illinois Street and was stopped in the curbside near its intersection with Bronze Point Boulevard in Swansea. Brawley claims a Metro bus driven by Spraggins struck the rear of her vehicle, causing the vehicle to collide with the brick landscaping at the entrance of Bronze Point. 

Brawley claims she suffered injuries to her right side, back, shoulders and neck. 

The plaintiff alleges Spraggins negligently drove the bus while distracted, failed to keep proper lookout and failed to give adequate warning of the impending danger.

Brawley seeks trial by jury, judgment exceeding $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by attorneys Michael P. Glisson and Timothy J. Chartrand of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 19-L-64

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