ST. LOUIS — A motorist whose vehicle was hit from behind at the intersection of Children's Place and Kingshighway is suing the other driver, alleging negligence.

Deborah J. Carpenter filed a complaint on Nov. 20 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Maria Baggstrom alleging that she failed to maintain proper control of the motor vehicle she was driving.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 14, 2014, she was driving a motor vehicle and was stopped on southbound Kingshighway near its intersection with Children's Place when the defendant negligently caused the vehicle she was driving to strike her vehicle from the rear. Carpenter claims she  sustained serious and permanent injuries to her neck and left shoulder, requiring multiple surgical repairs. 

The plaintiff holds Baggstrom responsible because she allegedly followed her vehicle more closely than reasonable, failed to maintain vigilant lookout, and failed to stop or swerve to avoid striking plaintiff's vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount exceeding $25,000, costs of these proceedings, and such other relief that the court may deem just and equitable. She is represented by Steven M. Dioneda of Kullmann, Klein & Dioneda PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11789

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