Vehicle crossed over interstate median, injury suit claims

Kelly Holleran Apr. 12, 2010, 3:45am

A man has filed suit against the driver who he says crossed an interstate median and struck him.

John E. Eubanks claims he was driving a 2007 Buick Lacrosse east on Interstate 64 at mile post 15 in O'Fallon on May 3, 2008, at about 8:52 p.m. when defendant Paul Scott Pickering, who was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro west on Interstate 64, crossed the median into oncoming eastbound traffic and struck Eubanks.

Because of the collision, Eubanks suffered an aggravation to his pre-existing conditions, experienced great physical pain and mental anguish, was hindered and prevented from attending to his usual duties and affairs and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed March 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Pickering neglignetly failed to keep his vehicle under proper control, drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout for vehicles, failed to stop his vehicle in time to avoid a collision, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision and failed to keep his automobile within his designated lanes of travel, the suit states.

In his complaint, Eubanks seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

He will be represented by Philip R. Rice of Rice Law Offices in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-149.

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