BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing over
injuries he received when the defendant allegedly caused a collision by turning left in front of him.
Richard L. Dorrough filed the suit
April 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Alan J. Paxson.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was driving westbound on
West Highway 50 through its intersection with Venita Drive in
O'Fallon on Aug. 30, 2015. At that time and place, the defendant was
driving eastbound toward the intersection.
Dorrough claims the defendant turned left in front of his car, negligently failing to keep his vehicle under proper
control, keep a proper lookout or yield to the plaintiff's vehicle,
speeding, failing to reduce his speed and driving his vehicle without
As a result, Paxson turned left
in front of Dorrough's car, colliding with the front of his
vehicle, and causing him injury, according to the complaint.
plaintiff claims he suffered severe and permanent injuries, become
disabled, continues to pay medical bills and has lost the ability to
enjoy a normal life, the suit says.
In addition to a trial by jury, the
plaintiff seeks judgment in an amount greater than $50,000 plus court
costs. He is represented by Jeffrey A. Kopis of Kopis Law Office in
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-208