BELLEVILLE – A driver is suing over
injuries that allegedly occurred when another driver's vehicle collided with
Ernie F. Hodge filed the suit April 29
in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Jessica L. Beagle.
Hodge was driving westbound on West
Washington Street near its intersection with South Belleville Street
in Freeburg on May 3, 2014.
Beagle, too, was driving at the same time northbound on
South Belleville Street near its intersection with West Washington
Street when she allegedly failed to keep her vehicle under proper
control, failed to have adequate brakes, failed to
come to a complete stop at a stop sign, and failed to reduce her speed. As a
result, her vehicle struck Hodge's, causing him bodily injuries,
medical expenses, and mental pain and anguish.
Hodge seeks a trial by a jury of six
as well as an amount in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. He is
represented by Jeanne L. AuBuchon of AuBuchon & Lee LLC in
St. Clair County Circuit Court case