Passenger files negligence lawsuit against Bi-State following bus accident

A man claims he was injured while riding on a Bi-State bus when the driver collided with another vehicle.

Plaintiffs Ayers Ayers and Sharon Ayers filed the lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dana Crutcher and the Bi-State Development Company, citing negligence.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 1, 2021, Ayers was a passenger on a bus owned and operated by Bi-State Development Company, which was being driven by Bistate employee Crutcher. The bus was traveling in East St. Louis when it collided with another motor vehicle.

The lawsuit claims Crutcher was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout while operating the bus caused the collision.

Ayers claims that as a result of Crutcher’s negligence, he has sustained bodily injuries that have caused him to experience pain, suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, and lost wages. He also alleges his injuries will impact his ability to earn income and lead a normal life. He further claims he has incurred medical expenses and will continue to require the services of medical staff to recover.

Sharon is Ayer’s wife and claims that, as a result of Crutcher’s negligence, she has been deprived of her husband’s consortium, love, affection, and support.

The plaintiffs are 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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