Progressive sues motorist for failing to pay for the damages in 2014 crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 17, 2017

ST. LOUIS — An insurance company is suing a St. Louis driver, citing alleged failure to operate his vehicle, which resulted in severe injuries.

ST. LOUIS — An insurance company is suing a St. Louis driver, citing alleged failure to operate his vehicle, which resulted in severe injuries.

Progressive Casualty Insurance, as subrogee of Aaron Roesch, filed a complaint in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Blake Detter, alleging that the defendant failed his duty to exercise care while operating his vehicle to avoid injuring others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 16, 2014, Roesch was a passenger in Detter's vehicle when the car collided with a utility pole, which resulted in severe injuries to Roesch. As a result, the plaintiff claims the defendant became liable to its client in the form of medical, doctor and hospital bills, which amount to $160,000. 

The plaintiff holds Detter responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of his vehicle and failed to pay for damages caused despite the demand for payment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for the amount of $160,000, plus post-petition interest at the statutory rate, plus court costs and for other and further relief the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Erin J. Kooiker of Wetsch Abbott Osborn Van Vliet PLC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10837

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