New Athens accident causes injuries, suit claims
A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims caused an accident while he was riding in the vehicle.
Andrew Becker claims he was riding in a vehicle defendant Tyler Adamson was driving on Bottoms Spur Road in New Athens on Dec. 17 when Adamson lost control of his vehicle and struck a pillar.
Because of the accident, Becker experienced pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement; incurred medical costs; and lost his income and his normal life, according to the complaint filed Feb. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
Becker blames Adamson for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to drive within a single lane, drove off the road and failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision.
In his complaint, Becker is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.
Daniel K. Juncker of Belleville will be representing him.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-60.