ST. LOUIS — A motor vehicle driver is suing another motorist alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries in a crash.
Vernell Crowder filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Michael Hicks alleging that he breached his duty to exercise the highest degree of care while driving.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 25, 2017, he was stopped on westbound Thakle Avenue at or near it intersection with Riverview Boulevard when Hicks caused his vehicle to collide with the plaintiff's vehicle. Crowder allegedly sustained injuries to his back, neck, knees and legs.
The plaintiff holds Hicks responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently drove his vehicle at a high, dangerous and excessive rate of speed; failed to stop, swerve or reduce speed; and failed to keep proper lookout to avoid colliding with the plaintiff's vehicle.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks judgment in his favor for a fair and reasonable amount in excess of $25,000, costs of the court proceedings; and all other relief that is just and proper. He is represented by Kyle Kleefus of the Law Offices of Derald L. Gab PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00154