North Belt West accident is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Apr. 19, 2010, 5:47am

A Belleville man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended him.

Augustus Stacker Jr. claims he was driving a 1996 Buick Park Avenue west on North Belt West Road in Belleville on May 18, 2009, at about 7:58 a.m. when Antonio E. Perry, who was driving a 2003 Suzuki Vitara west on the same road, struck the rear of his vehicle.

Because of the collision, Stacker was made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled; incurred medical costs; suffered disability and lost his normal life; experienced pain and suffering; and was prevented from attending to his usual duties and affairs, according to the complaint filed April 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Perry negligently failed to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles on the road, failed to keep his vehicle under control, drove too closely to Stacker's vehicle, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision and drove too fast, the suit states.

In his complaint, Stacker is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

Eric M. Rhein of Belleville will be representing him.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-164.

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