A man has filed suit against the driver whom he alleges struck his vehicle while he yielded to traffic.

Michael Hill alleges he was in the process of merging from Interstate Highway 255 onto eastbound Interstate Highway 64 when he yielded to oncoming traffic. At the same time, defendant Craig Cheatham, who was following Hill, collided with his vehicle, according to the complaint filed Aug. 26, in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Due to the collision, Hill suffered serious back, neck, head, arm and leg injuries; endured great physical pain and mental anguish; and suffered from an impaired bodily function, the suit states. He also incurred medical costs, lost wages and lost his enjoyment of life, the complaint says.

Hill blames Cheatham for causing the collision, saying he negligently drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to warn of his impending approach and collided with the back of Hill's vehicle.

In his complaint, Hill is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Attorneys Patrick L. Mickey of Brown and Crouppen in St. Louis will represent him.

The case number is St. Clair County Circuit Court case 14-L-608

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