160 Driving Academy sued after student allegedly fell from truck

A student at 160 Driving Academy at the Village of Alorton claims she fell from the steps of her training vehicle because they had become loose and defective.

Plaintiff Carmen Davis filed the lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Rock Gate Capital, LLC, doing business as 160 Driving Academy, citing negligence.

According to the lawsuit, on July 30, 2021, Davis was a student driver training for her commercial driver’s license. She was using a truck provided by 160 Driving Academy located at the Village of Alorton. Davis claims that during the course of her training, she was practicing her line backing and attempted to exit the truck to make sure she had parked between the lines. Davis alleges that as she exited the vehicle, she used the steps of the truck which were loose and defective and caused her to fall from the truck.

According to Davis, the defendant was negligent in its failure to properly maintain, inspect and repair the vehicle to keep it in safe condition to protect the safety of individuals using the vehicle.

Davis alleges that as a result of the defendant’s negligence, she has sustained bodily injuries, which have caused her to experience pain, suffering, mental anguish, and disability. She claims her injuries will affect her ability to enjoy normal activities and earn income in the future. She adds that she has incurred medical expenses and will continue to require the services of medical staff to recover.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus court costs and any other relief the court deems proper.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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