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Motorist claims faulty brakes and negligence to blame for crash

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 17, 2016

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

David Brown filed the suit on Jan. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Alex Wheelis.

On June 6, 2014, the plaintiff was driving his vehicle northbound on Illinois Route 3 near the on-ramp for the Poplar Street bridge in East St. Louis Township. At the same time, the defendant was also driving northbound along the same stretch of road.

The defendant collided with the plaintiff because he allegedly failed to stop or swerve to avoid the collision, didn't keep his vehicle under sufficient control, was speeding, was driving without keeping adequate lookout and had inadequate brakes on his car, the suit claims.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for at least $50,000 plus court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by Kenneth B. Beljanski and Trent S. West of Brown & Brown LLP of Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-01

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