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East St. Louis motorist alleges another driver's negligence caused collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 1, 2016

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BELLEVILLE – An East St. Louis man is suing a Cahokia motorist, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered in an automobile accident.


Kelvin H. McNeil filed the lawsuit Jan. 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gale L. Mims of Cahokia, alleging negligence.


According to the complaint, on March 31, 2015, McNeil was operating his vehicle eastbound on Camp Jackson Road near the Interstate Highway 55 on- and off-ramps in Cahokia and, concurrently, Mims also was driving eastbound along the same stretch of roadway.

Because of several negligent acts, the suit says, Mims' vehicle rear-ended the the plaintiff' car. The lawsuit states Mims was driving too fast for conditions, failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, failed to keep a lookout, failed to apply the brakes in time to avoid losing control of her vehicle, and failed to stop her vehicle when danger was imminent.

As a result of the collision, the plaintiff alleges he sustained serious injuries, will be prevented from attending to his usual duties and occupation and will continue to lose wages, profits and value of that time, and will continue to have medical bills.

McNeil seeks more than $50,000, plus court costs. He is represented by attorney Clay B. St. Clair of Crowder & Scoggins LTD in Columbia.

St. Clair County Circuit Court cast number 16-L-40

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