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Bicyclist claims he was injured when car struck him

By Molly English-Bowers | Apr 7, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A bicyclist is suing over injuries he claims to have suffered when a vehicle struck him.

Ronald Awsumb filed the suit March 24 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against David Young.

On May 1, 2014, the plaintiff was cycling on Lincoln Trail at its intersection with Lanaghan in Fairview Heights when Young allegedly made a left-hand turn and struck him, the suit alleges.

Awsumb claims Young negligently failed to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians, failed to properly brake, failed to decrease his speed when approaching and crossing an intersection, failed to exercise due care to avoid striking the plaintiff and failed to give the proper warning of sounding his horn.

The plaintiff allegedly suffered injuries to his neck, low back and shoulders, has spent money for necessary medical care, has suffered disability, has lost wages and his future earning capacity will be affected, the suit says.

Young seeks judgment against the defendant in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Lloyd M. Cueto of the Law Office of Lloyd M. Cueto in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-168

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