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Motorist alleges another driver's negligence caused rear-end collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 11, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence over injuries he says in incurred in an automobile accident.

Jonathan Dedman filed the lawsuit Feb. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Andrew Johnson, alleging negligence.


According to the complaint, on March 26, 2014, Dedman was operating his vehicle eastbound on Paul Revere Drive at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, and Johnson was also driving eastbound, approaching the plaintiff's vehicle from the rear.

The suit says Johnson's vehicle struck the rear of the plaintiff's vehicle, in part because of speeding, failing to maintain a safe distance, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision, and operating a vehicle on public roadways that was not in sound mechanical condition.

As a result of Johnson's negligence, the lawsuit states, the plaintiff has experienced disability, pain and suffering past and future, medical bills past and future, loss of income and loss of a normal life.

 Deman seeks more than $50,000 and court costs. He is represented by attorney Kevin Boyne of Belleville.


St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-86

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