BELLEVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist for allegedly causing a collision while under the influence of alcohol.
Michael Giordano filed a complaint on March 10 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Marc Hickman alleging that the defendant failed in his duty to exercise ordinary care while driving.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 14, 2015, he was driving southbound on Illinois Route 157 at the intersection of Petroff Road in Caseyville when the defendant's vehicle crossed the center line and collided with his vehicle. As a result, Giordano suffered physical injuries, pain and medical expenses.
The plaintiff holds Hickman responsible because he allegedly failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to reduce or decrease his speed while approaching an intersection and operated his motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000 plus costs of this suit and other relief to which the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Patrick R. Foley of Foley and Kelly LLC in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-116