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Rider sues motorist for killing horse

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 3, 2015

A St. Clair County man is suing a motorist, alleging negligence in the death of the his horse. 

Bernard Campbell filed the lawsuit on Oct. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Issac Billups Sr. of St. Clair County.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 26, 2014, Billups was driving southbound on the Interstate Highway 255 ramp at State Street in East St. Louis. At the same time, Campbell was crossing the crosswalk astride his horse as the defendant was approaching.

The suit says the horse died in the collision and Campbell was seriously injured. The suit alleges the plaintiff has incurred medical bills, suffered pain and mental anguish, and has become disabled and experienced loss of normal life.

Campbell seeks at least $50,000 in damages, plus court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Christina M. Sugden of Katzman & Sugden in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-580.

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