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Biker injured when unknown motorist beckons him onto roadway

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 21, 2015

A motorcycle driver filed a complaint against a woman regarding a 2014 automobile-motorcycle accident in Madison County.

Michael R. Meyer of Collinsville filed a lawsuit July 2 in Madison County Circuit Court against Annette Tennant of Maryville, Ill., claiming vehicular negligence in an August 2014 crash that left him with physical injuries.

According to the filing, the plaintiff was stopped on his motorcycle on Beltline at the entrance to a car wash on or about Aug. 29, 2014, at approximately 4:50 p.m. The exact township or city was not named. The suit states that traffic was stopped at the intersection for a red light.

Court documents indicate that when an unknown party driving a vehicle in the right-hand lane of westbound Beltline “waved the plaintiff into the roadway” and Meyer attempted to cross two traffic lanes on westbound Beltline on his bike, the plaintiff was struck by Tennant minivan as it was traveling westbound on Beltline toward the intersection of Bluff.

The complaint states that the defendant failed to keep a lookout, drove too fast, failed to slow down and take evasive action to avoid a collision and obey traffic signals. Meyer claims abrasions, injuries to his extremities, pain and suffering, permanent disability, lost wages and medical bills totaling more than $90,000.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in his favor for more than $50,000 plus attorneys’ fees and costs. He is represented by Zane Cagle of the Cagle Law Firm in St. Louis, Mo.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-841.

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