ST. LOUIS — Mothers and son are suing a car-rental company, restaurant operators and others, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and death.
Lauren Diane Wright, as next friend of Dylan Young, a minor and son of Dwight Young Jr., deceased, and Doris Young, as mother of Dwight Young Jr., filed a complaint in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Enterprise Holdings Inc., Ean Services LLC, MWS LLC, Mark Gove and others, alleging that defendant Enterprise negligently rented a vehicle to a persistent offender.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Aug. 28, 2014, Young Jr. was operating a motorcycle when Gove, who had alcoholic drinks at The Precinct Bar & Grill, which is owned and operated by MWS and 1900 Locus LLC, struck Young Jr., causing injuries that resulted in his death. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because MWS and 1900 Locust allegedly served liquor to a visibly intoxicated person and Gove pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and in a careless and in an imprudent manner.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages of more than $25,000 plus costs expended for this action and any further relief as the court deems just and proper. They are represented by James D. O'Leary of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson LLC in St. Louis and Daniel R. Brown of Law Offices of Smith Brown LLC in Overland.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11143