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Passenger sues Chicago motorist following rear-end crash

By Michael Abella | Nov 3, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A vehicle passenger is suing Chicago resident for allegedly causing a rear-end collision.

Rafael Suria filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in Madison County Circuit Court against Barron Hollanquest, alleging that the motorist violated the Illinois Vehicle Code.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 5, 2014, he was riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle being operated by Ricardo Suria, which was stopped or slowed in the left northbound lane on Illinois State Route 159, when the defendant struck the rear of the vehicle, causing him to sustain severe and permanent injuries that resulted in large expenses.

The plaintiff holds Hollanquest responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to maintain a proper lookout, drove his vehicle too fast fast for conditions and failed to yield the right of way.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in a sum exceeding $50,000, plus costs of this suit. He is represented by John T. Papa of Callis, Papa & Szewcyk PC in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1469

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