ST. LOUIS — A vehicle passenger is suing a bus driver and transportation company for allegedly disregarding the rules of the road, resulting in injuries.
Michon Watson of St. Louis filed a complaint June 26 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Bi-State Development Agency, doing business as Metro, and Rikkita Franklin, alleging that the defendants failed to operate and maintain its vehicle with the highest degree of care to avoid injuring others.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 14, 2014, the plaintiff was a passenger in a parked vehicle on Washington Avenue in St. Louis. The plaintiff claims she was struck by Franklin, who was driving a Metro bus while attempting to turn east onto Washington Avenue. As a result, Watson claims she suffered physical injuries and loss of normal life and incurred medical expenses.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Franklin failed to keep a careful lookout, failed to yield the right of way and was not paying proper attention to the presence of the vehicle occupied by plaintiff and others on the roadway.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in such amount in excess of $25,000 for costs expended and for other relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by John L. Wilbers and Stacey D. Goodwin of The Wilbers Law Firm LLC in Clayton.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10662