Freeburg man struck by car while mowing grass sues driver

Andrea Dearden May 31, 2012, 9:39am


A Freeburg man has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck him as he was mowing his lawn.

Neill McDonald claims he was cutting grass at his home at 3731 State Route 15 on June 9, 2010, when defendant Sandra Kroenig, who was driving a 1998 Ford Taurus east on State Route 15, struck McDonald.

Because of the collision, McDonald lost income, experienced pain and discomfort and incurred costs, according to the complaint filed May 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Kroenig negligently failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision and drove too fast, the suit states.

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

He will be represented by Nathan C. Lanter of Nelson and Nelson in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-262.

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