St. Clair County: Crash involving fire truck prompts litigation

  • Source: Madison/St. Claire County Record
  • Published: 08/08/2018 01:04 PM

A St. Clair County resident accuses the fire department of causing an accident. Erica Harden filed a complaint on July 23 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Camp Jackson Fire Protection District and its employee John Mays, for allegedly not safely driving a fire truck. According to the complaint, Mays drove a fire truck through a red light at an Illinois Route 157 intersection and hit Harden's vehicle. Harden claims she sustained severe injuries resulting in medical expenses, disability and loss of normal life. Harden requests a jury trial and damages of more than $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by Jarrod P. Beasley of Kuehn, Beasley & Young in Belleville.


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