New Athens accident causes injuries, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Feb. 17, 2012, 2:54am

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.

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