ST. LOUIS – A passenger on a Bi-State bus alleges she was caused to fall while looking for a seat when the driver left the curb abruptly.
Beverly Ivory filed a complaint on Sept. 11 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 14, 2017, she was aboard defendant's bus No. 42 at or near Lindell and Sarah in St. Louis. While looking for a seat, she alleges the driver abruptly departed from the curb, causing her to fall. She alleges she suffered injuries to her wrist, hands, knees, back, ribs, shoulder and neck and incurred damages in of more than $25,000.
The plaintiff holds Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District responsible because the defendant's bus operator allegedly negligently sped off from the curb too quickly and did not allow her adequate time to be seated.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for damages of more than $25,000, plus costs and all other relief that are just and equitable. She 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-CC11196