A woman from Missouri has filed a personal injury suit alleging that she suffered injuries after a man from Missouri who did not have a license drove a vehicle across the dividing line of traffic and collided with her.

According to the suit she filed on January 26 in Missouri’s St. Clair County Circuit Court, Verna Martin was a passenger in a northbound vehicle on January 27, 207 shortly before 6:30 a.m. when the vehicle was struck head-on by a 2007 Dodge Magnum driven by Christopher Lee Pate. Pate was lent the vehicle by Audrey and Maurice Levelle Walker, according to the suit.

Martin claims that the accident caused her to experience severe injuries, pain and suffering, impaired earning capacity, disability, and disfigurement and incur medical expenses.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Pate for failure to reduce speed, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to exercise ordinary care, and driving in an improper and careless manner.

According to the suit, Pate was inexperienced, reckless, and did not have a valid driver’s license and therefore should not have been driving.

Martin claims the Walkers should have been aware of Pate’s incompetence. He seeks damages in excess of $150,000, plus costs, from the three-count suit.
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