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Driver sues second motorist, alleging negligence in rear-end collision

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 11, 2015

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A St. Clair County motorist is suing another driver, alleging vehicular negligence in a crash that he says left him with injuries and economic damage.

Stanley D. Sugg of Belleville filed a lawsuit on Aug. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Michael P. Seibel, alleging negligence in the 2014 accident.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 6,. 2014, Seibel was headed southbound on West Boulevard in Belleville, when he struck Sugg’s automobile in the rear. The suit says the plaintiff had lawfully slowed down for a pedestrian who was crossing the road at the time.

The suit states Seibel failed to reduce his speed to avoid an accident, control his vehicle and keep a proper lookout for the plaintiff and others on the roadway.

The plaintiff alleges he sustained neck injuries, medical bills, lost income and prevention from attending to his usual duties as a direct and proximate result of the defendant’s actions.

Sugg seeks more than $50,000 plus attorney fees and costs. He is represented by attorney Bob Perica of The Perica Law Firm in Wood River.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-483.

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