BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing Tamara Harris claiming she was negligent for a 2015 crash in Cahokia.
Thomas Crouch filed a complaint on March 26 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Harris alleging that the motorist negligently operated her vehicle at an excessive rate of speed.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 15, 2015, he was driving a motor vehicle traveling southbound on Range Lane in Cahokia when defendant negligently struck the rear of his vehicle. The plaintiff sustained injuries all over his body that made him suffer disability, pain and suffering and incur medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Harris responsible because she allegedly failed to keep proper lookout for other vehicles, failed to properly apply brakes and followed plaintiff's vehicle more closely than reasonable.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks 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-138