ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges ice on the steps of a Metro bus caused her to fall and incur more than $11,000 in medical damages.
Naylauna Blount filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, doing business as Metro, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 21, 2014, she was attempting to enter defendant's bus at the Lindell and Sarah stop when she slipped and fell because of accumulated ice on the steps. She alleges she sustained injuries to her back, thighs and legs and incurred medical bills of more than $11,000.
The plaintiff holds Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to install slip-resistant covers for the bus steps and failed to give adequate warning of the presence of the dangerous condition.
The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $25,000. She is represented by Cecil Skaggs of Central West End Law Office in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc00169