Motorist sued over Arthur Street crash in February

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 21, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Stephen Brock Jr., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries for a February crash in Belleville.

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Stephen Brock Jr., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries for a February crash in Belleville.

Barbara Jenkins filed a complaint on March 28 in the against Brock alleging that he failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 16, 2017, she was traveling southbound on Arthur Street in Belleville when defendant struck the front side of her vehicle due to negligence. The plaintiff sustained severe injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder that resulted in medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability and lost wages. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because he allegedly failed to keep proper lookout for other vehicles on the road, failed to properly apply brakes to stop the vehicle and failed to yield right of way.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an award in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-155

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