St. Louis named in suit by man struck by vehicle that allegedly lost control on ice near area of water pipe repair

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A Cahokia, Illinois man has filed a suit against the city of St. Louis after he was struck by a vehicle that lost control after hitting a patch of ice.

Hosea Edwards filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against the city of St. Louis alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 24, 2018, he was standing on the side of the roadway on the east side of Hall Street north of the intersection of Baden Street in St. Louis per the instructions of the defendant. The suit states a vehicle driven by Anniya Jones spun out of control upon contact with the sheet of ice and struck the defendant. He alleges he sustained serious and severe injuries to his shoulders, hands, legs, pelvis and knees as a result.

The suit states at the time and place of the incident, the defendant ordered, supervised and repaired a water pipe that it allegedly knew would create an icy sheet on the road surface.

The plaintiff holds the city of St. Louis responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently created the condition by performing repairs and maintenance nearby when it knew or should have known the condition was unreasonably dangerous.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $25,000, plus costs of this action and interest. He is represented by David C. Nelson of Nelson & Nelson, Attorneys at Law PC in Belleville.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc00179

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