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Honda Gold Wing rider sues Pontiac Transport driver for accelerating too fast in reverse

By Steve Gonzalez | Mar 6, 2008

A man who was injured when someone crashed into his motorcycle filed a personal injury and property damage suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court Feb. 26, seeking damages in excess of $52,500.

Michael Pierson claims he was on his 1996 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle on Mosley Street in Centerville on Oct. 9, 2006, when Frazier Hudson allegedly struck his motorcycle with his Pontiac Transport.

Pierson claims Hudson owed the highest duty of care to other vehicles on the roadway, however was negligent in that duty by failing to keep a careful lookout.

He also claims Hudson negligently accelerated too fast in reverse, drove his vehicle the wrong way on the roadway and failed to sound a warning of his intention to back up his vehicle.

In addition to suffering $2,500 in damages to his motorcycle, Pierson claims the accident caused him to suffer injures including a "wrenched and strained" neck, back and shoulder, causing him to suffer headaches, great pain, medical and hospital expenses and lost wages.

He is represented by Steven Fluhr of Clayton, Mo.

08 L 101 (20th Circuit)

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