Man alleges Bi-State bus accident caused injuries to head, neck

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Bi-State bus passenger alleges he was injured when the bus went off of the road and into a ditch in St. Louis.

Willie Suarez filed a complaint on July 2 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, Reinhold Electric Inc. and John Doe driver alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 8, 2015, he was a passenger in a Bi-State bus driven defendant Doe at or near the intersection of Hamilton and Page avenues in St. Louis when the bus suddenly left the road and crashed into a ditch where defendant Reinhold was performing construction work. He alleges he sustained injuries to his head, neck and back and incurred damages of more than $25,000 as a result of the incident. 

The plaintiff holds Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, Reinhold Electric Inc. and John Doe driver responsible because Bi-State and John Doe allegedly failed to keep a careful lookout and Reinhold failed to provide place warning cones in a manner where they were readily visible to motorists.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against each defendant for damages of more than $25,000, plus costs and all further relief as the court deemed just and equitable. He is represented by Kyle Kleefus of Law Offices of Derald L. Gab PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10665

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