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Man sues pickup driver over crash injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 8, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing Aaron Rogers, a pickup driver, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Stephen Stovey filed a complaint on June 6 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Rogers, alleging that the pickup driver failed to keep his vehicle under control.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on September 15, 2014, he was driving a 2004 Mercedes Benz ML500, stopped in traffic eastbound on U.S. 40 approximately 100 feet of its intersection with Industrial Drive in Troy, when suddenly the defendant's vehicle hit the rear of his vehicle, pushing it forward into the rear of the vehicle in front of him, causing him severe injury and property damage. Because of the injuries, he has had severe pain, loss of normal life and loss of income, and has incurred hospital and medical expenses, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Aaron Rogers responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep proper lookout, drove his truck at a speed greater that what was reasonable, failed to timely apply breakes, failed to reduce speed, failed to timely stop and failed to keep reasonable distance as required by law.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount exceeding $50,000, costs of this suit and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by George R. Ripplinger of Ripplinger & Zimmer LLC in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L773

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