BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Michaele Hines, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries in causing a car crash last November.

Rollie Nevilles filed a complaint on March 17 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court alleging that the other motorist failed to maintain proper control of her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Nov. 5, 2016, he was traveling westbound on St. Clair Avenue in Belleville when defendant struck the rear of his vehicle. As a result, he sustained injuries that made him sick, lame and disordered. He has also suffered disability, pain and suffering and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Hines responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to maintain careful lookout for other vehicles, followed plaintiff's vehicle more closely than was reasonable and failed to properly apply brakes.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks for a fair and just award in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit. He is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-131

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Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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