ST. LOUIS — A motorist is suing a minor driver, citing alleged negligence.
Angelene Slepawick filed a complaint on Nov. 22 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Nathan Lafata alleging that the minor driver failed to obey a traffic signal.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 14 she was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze traveling northbound on Morganford Road near its intersection with Loughborough Avenue in St. Louis when the defendant ran a blinking red light and struck the rear of her vehicle. She allegedly sustained serious and permanent injuries to her head, neck, back and right hip.
The plaintiff holds Lafata responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently drove too fast for conditions, failed to keep careful lookout and failed to the yield right of way.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $25,000, plus costs of this action and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Carolyn G. Caruthers of Sauter Sullivan LLC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11808