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Florissant resident accuses driver of improperly changing lanes and causing crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 6, 2017

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ST. LOUIS — A Florissant driver is suing another motorist, citing alleged negligence.

Lanisha Donnell filed a complaint Oct. 10 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against David Spears, alleging the other driver breached his duty to exercise the highest degree of care while operating a motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 3, 2016, she was driving northbound on Fourth Street near its intersection with Olive Street when the defendant attempted to change lanes and struck her vehicle. She sustained serious and permanent injuries to her head, neck, back and shoulder, was caused to suffer physical and mental pain and incurred medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Spears responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to yield the right of way and carelessly attempted to change lanes when it was unsafe to do so.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of over $25,000, costs expended for this action and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Ely Hadowsky of Brown & Brown LLP in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11495

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