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Driver injured in O'Fallon crash blames other motorist

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 7, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries he suffered in an O'Fallon automobile accident, alleging negligence against the other driver.

Ashton T. Michaels filed the suit on Feb. 5 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ronald L. Smith.

According to the suit, Michaels was driving southbound on Greenmount Road near its intersection with the entrance ramp to westbound Interstate 64 in O'Fallon on Dec. 19, 2015. Smith was driving northbound on Greenmount Road, approaching the same intersection.

The lawsuit alleges Smith made an improper left-hand turn in front of Michael's automobile, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to reduce speed to avoid a collision. As a result, Smith's vehicle allegedly collided with Michael's car, resulting in injuries to the plaintiff, who says he continues to suffer pain, permanent disability and disfigurement.

Michaels seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Brad L. Badgley of Brad L. Badgley PC in Belleville. 

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-72

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