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Plaintiff claims defendant's negligent driving resulted in injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Apr 7, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A motorist is suing another driver over injuries that were allegedly sustained in the course of an automobile accident. He is citing negligence.

Bruce Radford St. filed the suit March 24 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Cadiz James.

On Feb. 10, the plaintiff was driving westbound on North Belt West in St. Clair County while the defendant was driving along the same roadway in the same direction, according to the suit, which claims the vehicle driven by the defendant then struck the rear of the plaintiff's vehicle.

The acts of negligence committed by the defendant, according to the complaint, are failing to keep a proper lookout, driving the vehicle in such a manner as to cause an accident, failing to brake properly, speeding and following too closely.

The alleged negligence resulted in injuries to the plaintiff including to his head, neck, back and shoulders; money spent on medical care; pain and suffering; and lost wages, the suit says.

The plaintiff seeks an award in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Thomas C. Rich PC in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-166

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