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Suit says driver responsible for rear-ending motorcycle in Mascoutah last November

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 25, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A motorcyclist is suing driver Patrick D. Knight, alleging he failed to operate his vehicle safely, causing a crash last fall.

David A. Theis filed a complaint on April 18 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Patrick D. Knight alleging that he failed to maintain proper control of the automobile he was driving.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 1, 2016, he sustained injuries to various parts of his body when the motorcycle he was riding was struck from behind by defendant in Mascoutah. Plaintiff has suffered pain and permanent disability and became obligated to expend money for medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Knight responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep proper lookout and to stop, slow or swerve to avoid colliding with plaintiff's motorcycle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit. He is represented by Brad L. Badgley of Brad L. Badgley PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17L199

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