ST. LOUIS — A driver and her passenger are suing a corporation providing city transportation, citing alleged negligent entrustment and refusal to reimburse accident expenses.

Joyce Mocek and Michael Elrod filed a complaint on May 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, doing business as Metro Transit, alleging that the defendant failed to timely reimburse plaintiffs for the costs of the property damage and rental.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on June 7, 2015, Mocek was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer west on Market Street when her vehicle and the defendant's bus driven by Eric Nicholson collided. The plaintiff alleges she was with Elrod and four minor children in the vehicle when it was rear-ended. As a result, the plaintiffs claim they suffered out-of-pocket expenses for physical injuries, medical expenses and vehicle repairs. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendant responsible because its bus driver allegedly failed his duty to use reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle and failed to reimburse the plaintiffs for the costs of the diminished value of the subject vehicle, medical expenses, lost wages and related expenses incurred.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for damages, costs and expenses, attorney's fees, and for such further and other relief as the court deems just and proper. 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division Case number 4:17-cv-01544-NCC

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