Molly English-Bowers Dec. 4, 2015, 2:03pm


A motorist is suing another driver and his company for allegedly causing a vehicle accident.

Robert Robertson filed a lawsuit on Nov. 3 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Matthew Black and his employer and vehicle owner, Wausaup Auto Car Group.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 5, Robertson was driving onto the Interstate Highway 255 southbound ramp to state Route 157 in Centreville when Black allegedly struck the rear of the plaintiff's vehicle.

The suit says the collision was caused, in part, by Black driving too fast and following too closely behind Robertson. As a result, the plaintiff suffered injuries and has incurred medical expenses to treat those injuries, the complaint states, and he expects future medical expenses. He also has experienced lost wages and expects to do so in the future, the lawsuit says.

Robertson seeks at least $50,000 as well as court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by attorneys Thomas C. Rich, Kristina Cooksey and Michelle Rich of Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-628.

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