Motorcyclist claims injuries in Madison accident

Kelly Holleran Mar. 30, 2011, 4:34am

A Madison County man claims he sustained head, ribs, clavicle, chest, shoulder, neck and back injuries after a driver struck him while he rode on his motorcycle.

William Scott Seago filed a lawsuit March 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against Joseph Michael McGuire.

Seago claims he drove his motorcycle south on Madison Avenue on Oct. 16 when McGuire, who drove north on the same road, attempted to turn into a driveway at 2623 Madison Avenue. Instead, McGuire struck Seago, according to the complaint.

In addition to his severe injuries, Seago incurred medical costs and experienced an impaired ability to engage in recreational activities and to enjoy his ordinary pursuits because of the accident, the suit states.

Seago blames McGuire for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision and failed to yield the right-of-way.

In his complaint, Seago seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus other relief the court deems just.

Matthew J. Padberg and Anna E. Haber of The Padberg and Corrigan Law Firm in St. Louis will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-277.

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