A motorist accused of striking a boy on his bicycle has denied allegations against him and instead accused the boy of negligence.
Ty Lampley through his mother, Montrice Lampley, filed the lawsuit on Nov. 5 against Timothy Moore.
According to the complaint, Lampley alleges he was riding his bicycle across North Belt West at its intersection with North 45th Street in Belleville on June 23, 2013, when Moore, who was driving east, struck him.
As a result of the collision, Lampley claims he suffered disability and disfigurement, endured great physical pain and mental anguish and lost his normal life. He also incurred medical costs and experienced a seriously diminished earning capacity, the suit states.
Lampley blames Moore for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to yield to a pedestrian, failed to properly apply his brakes, failed to sound his horn, failed to keep a vigilant lookout for pedestrians, failed to have his vehicle under proper control and failed to exercise due care.
Moore answered the complaint on Dec. 3 denying the allegations against him and arguing that the plaintiff’s negligence is the sole proximate cause of any alleged injuries.
The plaintiffs responded on Dec. 4 denying the accusation.
Lampley seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.
Circuit Judge Robert LeChien scheduled a status conference for Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Moore is represented by Amy M. Simkins of the Law Offices of Rouse and Cary in St. Louis. He requests a trial by jury.
The plaintiffs are represented by Matthew J. Marlen of Matthew J. Marlen, P.C., in Belleville.
St. Clair Circuit Court case number 14-L-727