BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing Hayden Schaefer and Katherine Kelly, a driver and vehicle owner, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Donald Watson filed a complaint on April 10 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that defendant Kelly negligently allowed a careless person to drive her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on April 10, 2016, he suffered injuries when defendant Schaefer negligently struck the rear of his vehicle on West Highway 50 in St. Clair County. Plaintiff's injuries caused him to suffer pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses and lost wages. The plaintiff holds Schaefer and Kelly responsible because Schaefer allegedly failed to keep a careful lookout for other vehicles and failed to timely apply brakes.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this action. He 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 17L192

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