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Motorist alleges careless driving caused accident

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 17, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE–A motorist is suing over injuries he suffered as the result of an automobile collision allegedly caused by the defendant. 

Jerome Bailey filed the suit on Jan. 4 in Madison County Circuit Court against Arthur Betz of Cottage Hills.

On July 6, 2015, the plaintiff was in a motor vehicle traveling northbound on Homer Adams Parkway. At the same time, the defendant was operating a vehicle eastbound on College Avenue. The suit claims the  defendant negligently and carelessly operated his motor vehicle by allegedly running a red light and failing to yield the right of way.

The plaintiff alleges his injuries are permanent, his earning capacity and ability to work have been adversely affected, and he has had medical expenses in excess of $12,000. He also says he expects further expenses in the future, and alleges his vehicle sustained damages and he has incurred car rental expenses.

Bailey seeks punitive damages, at least $50,000 as a judgment, court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by Darin W. Sorrell of Sorrell & Traube of St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-05

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