Woman sues over trip, fall at Cahokia Food Pantry

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 7, 2019

BELLEVILLE —A woman is suing the Knights of Cahokia after she allegedly tripped and fell while volunteering at the food pantry. 

Karen Diers filed a complaint on May 20 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Knights of Cahokia Inc., an Illinois not-for-profit corporation doing business as Knights of Columbus- Cahokia Council, alleging negligence.

The suit states that the plaintiff was a resident in St. Clair County when she was volunteering at the Cahokia Food Pantry on Dec. 19, 2018. Diers alleges that while she was volunteering, she tripped on a shopping cart and fell, as a result of a poorly lit space.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000 and costs of the suit. The plaintiff is represented by Richard G. Reed and Earl W. Hubbs of Reed and Bruhn PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 19-L-384

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