ST. LOUIS – A passenger is suing Bi-State Development Agency and others over injuries he sustained when the bus driver allegedly violated a stop sign.
Nigel Jernigan filed a complaint on Dec. 17 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Raymond Newsom, Carmell Monique Crawford-Reynolds and Bi-State Development Agency, et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 18, 2014, he was a passenger on the Metro Transit bus driven by defendant Newsom when the bus involved in an accident at the intersection of Hamilton and Wells avenues in St. Louis. The suit states both Newsome and Crawford-Reynolds violated stop signs and caused the collision.
The plaintiff alleges he sustained injuries to his right shoulder, neck, back and right side and incurred medical expenses of more than $16,200 as a result of the collision.
The plaintiff holds Bi-State Development Agency, et al. responsible because defendants Newsom and Crawford-Reynolds allegedly failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to obey traffic signs.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in the amount of more than $25,000, costs and all other relief that is just and fair. He is represented by Thomas Traube of Sorrell & Traube in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-cc11855