Motorcyclist sues Keeley and Sons after losing control on asphalt

Andrea Dearden Sep. 8, 2010, 9:52am

A Du Quoin man says an asphalt company's allegedly shoddy work is to blame for his motorcycle crash.

Mike Fisher filed the lawsuit against Keeley and Sons Inc. on Aug. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

According to court records, Keeley and Sons was responsible for resurfacing the ramp connecting westbound I-64 to eastbound I-70 in East St. Louis.

In May 2006, Fisher says he was riding his Harley-Davidson on the ramp when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. Fisher says he seriously injured his neck, head and back.

Fisher blames "construction-related defects" for causing him to lose control. He argues Keeley and Sons carelessly used an improper mixture of materials and failed to compact the surface of the road.

Fisher is asking for damages in excess of $50,000 for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and loss of future earnings.

Attorney David C. Nelson of Belleville is representing Fisher.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 10-L-441

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