Motorists accused of driving too fast in Bircher Boulevard crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 15, 2017

ST. LOUIS — Minor vehicle passengers allege the vehicle they were riding in was struck and caused serious and permanent injuries.

Darrious Williams; Lailaih Smallwood; Mahkenzie Small Wood, minors, by and through next friend, Kendra Johnson, filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Geico Insurance Co.; Linitra Robinson and Spencer Smallwood, alleging the defendants failed their duty to exercise ordinary care in operating their vehicle to avoid any collision or injuries.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 19, they were passengers Smallwood's vehicle traveling on Bircher Boulevard in St. Louis when Smallwood attempted to make a left turn and collided with Robinson. Johnson claims that the vehicle in which the minors were riding had uninsured motorist coverage with Geico Insurance and the policy will be effective if it is determined that neither Smallwood or Robinson had insurance coverage.

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because Smallwood and Johnson allegedly drove at a high speed, failed to keep a proper lookout while attempting to make a turn and failed to follow electric traffic signal to avoid the collision.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for such sums that are fair and reasonable in excess of $30,000 plus costs incurred and any other orders the court deems just. They are represented by David L. Pentland of David L. Pentland Law Office in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10813

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