ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges she was injured while exiting a bus in St. Louis because the driver failed to ensure all passengers safely departed before driving off.
Michelle Williams filed a complaint on Sept. 14 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 April 10, 2017, she was aboard defendant's bus No. 97 at or near the intersection of Clara Avenue and Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis. The suit states while the plaintiff was preparing to exit the bus after it stopped, the bus driver abruptly resumed driving, leading her to jump onto the ground She alleges she suffered injuries to her back, neck, buttocks, knees, right ankle and right heel and incurred damages of more than $25,000.
The plaintiff holds Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District responsible because the defendant's driver sped off from the curb without allowing passengers to fully exit the vehicle.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant in an amount of more than $25,000, plus costs and all other relief deemed just and equitable. She is represented by Jared Gab of Law Offices of Derald L. Gab PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11227