ST. LOUIS – A driver is seeking damages after her vehicle was struck by a St. Louis EMS ambulance.
Kimberly Stapleton filed a complaint on Feb. 22 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the city of St. Louis and Kenneth Kaibel alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on May 28, 2016, the plaintiff was operating her motor vehicle traveling westbound on South Vandeventer and was stopped near its intersection with South Kingshighway in St. Louis. The suit states the St. Louis emergency vehicle crossed the center lane and crashed with great force into the plaintiff's vehicle while making an emergency run.
The suit states Kaibel was during the St. Louis-owned ambulance at the time of the collision.
The plaintiff holds the city of St. Louis and Kaibel responsible because defendant Kaibel allegedly drove the ambulance at an excessive rate of speed and failed exercise reasonable care.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of no less than $25,000, plus costs of this action. She is represented by Fritz G. Faerber and Christine E. Anderson of Faerber & Anderson PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00384