Robbie Hargett Sep. 23, 2015, 10:48am


A Mascoutah man is suing a Nashville, Ill. man following a vehicle collision during stopped traffic in a construction zone.

Anthony C. Weck, individually and as father and next friend of minor Alexis Harp-Weck, filed a complaint on Sept. 2 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Steven D. Harre, citing negligence.

On Aug. 13, the complaint states, Weck was transporting his daughter southbound on Interstate 255 in Centreville Township, where they were stopped behind four vehicles in a construction zone. Harre was driving his tractor-trailer southbound toward Weck's vehicle, when he allegedly impacted the vehicle's rear with "violent force," totaling Weck's car and causing injuries to Weck and his daughter.

The complaint states Harre was negligent in failing to observe stopped vehicles in the roadway, failing to control his vehicle to avoid collision and speeding, among other negligent acts or omissions.

As a result, Weck claims he suffered injuries, including a concussion, laceration of the head, internal and external knee injury, neck and lower back injury, and bruises and strains. Harp-Weck also suffered injuries, according to the complaint.

The plaintiffs seek judgments of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. They are represented by Belleville-based attorney Rhonda D. Fiss.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-496

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