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Motorist accuses fellow driver of negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 8, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Christopher L. Buckman filed a complaint on June 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Dennis Tobias, alleging that the defendant failed to obey traffic rules and regulations.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Oct. 21, 2014, he was driving a 2006 GMC Sierra westbound on St. Louis Road in Collinsville when suddenly the defendant's 2013 Ford Connect violently crashed into the rear end of his vehicle, causing him to sustain serious personal injuries, resulting in great pain, mental anguish and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Tobias responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep proper lookout, failed to timely stop, failed to yield right of way, failed to give audible warning with his horn and proceeded at a speed that was greater than reasonable.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in excess of $50,000, costs of the suit and for such other relief as the court deems just and appropriate. He is represented by Mark C. Scoggins of Crowder & Scoggins Ltd. in Columbia.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L776

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