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Man sues over Alton rear-end collision

By Michael Abella | Dec 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist alleges he was injured when he was rear-ended on Martin Luther King Drive in Alton.

Michael Harpole filed a complaint on Dec. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court against Daniel Plate, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 4, 2014, he was traveling northbound along Martin Luther King Drive approaching its intersection with Alton Square Mall Drive in Alton when the defendant, who was traveling on the same road and direction, negligently struck the rear his vehicle.

He alleges he sustained injuries resulting in pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses and loss of wages.

The plaintiff alleges Plate failed to reduce his vehicle's speed to yield right of way to an ambulance entering the intersection.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for damages of more than $50,000 and for all other relief that is just and proper.

He is represented by Emily J. Johnson of Hunter & Johnson PC in Godfrey.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1642

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