Man alleges collision from truck going in reverse on I-55 off ramp

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 10, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is being sued for allegedly backing up on a road near an interstate off ramp in Collinsville, causing a collision.

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is being sued for allegedly backing up on a road near an interstate off ramp in Collinsville and causing a collision.

Reginald Chapman filed a complaint on March 30 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Courtney Ross alleging she failed to exercise ordinary care for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 4, 2016, he was driving eastbound from the off ramp of Interstate 55, making a left hand turn onto northbound North Bluff Road in Collinsville when he was struck by Ross's truck while she was driving in reverse. 

As a result, Chapman claims he suffered physical injuries and loss of income and incurred medical bills.

The plaintiff claims Ross drove her vehicle in reverse, failed to keep her vehicle under control, failed to be attentive and failed to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in the amount of his actual damages which are in excess of $50,000 together with all costs incurred herein. 

He is represented by Kevin Boyne of Kevin Boyne PC in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-443

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