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Motorist blames another driver for accident, injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Feb 18, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence over injuries to himself and damages to his car in a collision.

Andy C. Thomas filed the lawsuit Feb. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Lois M. Mullen, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 1, 2014, Thomas was driving westbound on Glen Carbon Road preparing to turn south onto Lucinda Drive in Glen Carbon while at the same time, Mullen defendant was driving behind the plaintiff's vehicle when it collided with the rear of Thomas' vehicle.

The suit says Mullen's negligence includes failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to keep her auto under control, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failing to keep a proper distance between her vehicle and the plaintiff's, and failure to obey a traffic control device.

Because of the collision, the plaintiff alleges he has been injured, will be responsible for medical bills well into the future, has suffered pain and anguish, and has been hindered in his day-to-day activities, causing lost wages. He also had lost the use of his vehicle, the suit says.

Thomas seeks judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit for his injuries and for the loss of use of his vehicle. He is represented by attorney Randall P. Steele of Steele Law Offices LLC in Glen Carbon.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-187

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