A woman claims that she suffered serious personal injuries, including four skull fractures, after her motorcycle was struck by the vehicle of an intoxicated man.
According to the suit she filed on February 2 in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, Jacqueline A. Dresch was southbound on her 2000 Harley Davidson when Lyle Polus, who was northbound in his 1986 Chevrolet Blazer, attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle.
According to the suit, the September 19, 2008 incident resulted in a serious collision.
Dresch claims Polus obtained the liquor he had consumed from an unknown person who had purchased the liquor at Schnuck Markets in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Dresch claims the crash caused her to suffer four skull fractures, hearing loss, a compound fracture in her right arm, and injuries to her lower back, right eye, right breast, and right elbow.
Dresch claims to have suffered great physical pain, mental anguish, disability, and loss of normal life and incurred medical expenses in excess of $250,000.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of Polus for driving too fast, failure to maintain control of his vehicle, failure to maintain a proper lookout, driving with unsafe and inadequate brakes, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
The suit also names Schnuck Markets as a defendant through the Dram Shop Act.
Dresch seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.