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Biker alleges motorist, vehicle owner negligent in causing crash last May

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 25, 2017

Car accident 21

BELLEVILLE — An O'Fallon motorcyclist is suing a vehicle owner and driver, alleging negligent driving caused a collision.

Charles N. Doolin filed a complaint on April 18 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Darius L. Douglas and Carolyn Henderson alleging that the defendants failed their duty to exercise reasonable care with respect to the safety of individuals.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 30, 2016, he was lawfully operating a motorcycle on North Smiley Street in a generally northbound direction when he collided with defendant Henderson's Ford Taurus being driven by defendant Douglas at the time of the incident. As a result, Doolin claims he suffered physical injuries, lost wages and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because defendant Douglas allegedly failed to bring the vehicle to a stop, failed to yield right of way and drove the vehicle in an erratic manner.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000 for his costs herein expended, and for any other relief this court deems just and proper. He is represented by Robert G. Jones of The Jones Law Firm PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-203

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