Motorcyclist sues driver and Illinois Excavators over unsecured barricade

Ann Knef Nov. 14, 2007, 8:13am

A motorcyclist is suing Illinois Excavators for failing to secure barrel barricades on a road construction site in Freeburg.

Ronald Rodgers claims he suffered disability and disfigurement after a motorist struck a barricade and came to an abrupt stop in front of him on Route 15 near the intersection of Jefferson.

The incident occurred on Oct. 21, according to the suit filed Nov. 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Louis Wakeman also is named as a defendant.

The suit claims Wakeman negligently struck a barrel barricade and negligently came to an abrupt stop in front of traffic.

Rodgers, represented by Daniel K. Juncker of Belleville, is seeking in excess of $100,000 in damages.

He claims he incurred medical expenses, lost income and a normal life, and sustained property damage and loss of use of his motorcycle.

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