Severe and permanent injuries claimed in East Alton accident

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 18, 2013

A man claims he suffered severe and permanent injuries after a driver collided with his vehicle.

Rick Stewart filed a lawsuit Sept. 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against Spencer J. Richards.

In his complaint, Stewart alleges he drove on Franklin at its intersection with West McCarthur in East Alton on Sept. 7, 2011, when Richards, who drove on the same road, struck his vehicle.

In addition to his injuries, Stewart was hindered from attending to his usual duties and suffered great pain and anguish, according to the complaint.

Richards negligently failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision, drove his vehicle without keeping it under sufficient control, drove too  fast, drove without keeping a proper lookout and failed to equip his vehicle with adequate brakes, the suit states.

In his complaint, Stewart is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

Kenneth B. Beljanski of Brown and Brown in Fairview Heights will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-1521.

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