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Motorist accused of negligence in collision

By Michael Abella | Oct 5, 2016

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EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision.

Timothy D. Sykes filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against David M. Moehn, alleging that the defendant failed to operate his vehicle under proper control.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 28, 2015, he began to slow down while driving as he approached stopped traffic when the defendant's truck allegedly collided with the rear of his vehicle.

The plaintiff claims he suffered injuries that have caused great pain, mental anguish and medical expenses.

The plaintiff claims Moehn failed to keep proper lookout, failed to operate his vehicle at a speed reasonable under the existing conditions and failed to use every precaution to avoid the collision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs of suit and all other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Keith Short of Law Office of Keith Short PC in Collinsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1300

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