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Driver sues over 2015 Alorton crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 19, 2017

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BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a November 2015 crash in Alorton. 

Garland Edmonds filed a complaint on May 1 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Amanda Bridger, alleging she failed to exercise ordinary care for the safety of other motorists and their vehicles.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 25, 2015, he was struck by the defendant's vehicle while driving southbound on Racehorse Drive at New Missouri Avenue.

As a result, Edmonds claims he suffered physical injuries, disability, loss of normal life and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Bridger failed to decrease speed to avoid colliding with the plaintiff's vehicle, followed the vehicle more closely than was reasonable and prudent, failed to keep her vehicle under control and failed to be attentive while driving.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount of his actual damages which are in excess of $50,000 together with all costs incurred, and other relief to which to court deems just. 

He is represented by Kevin Boyne of Kevin Boyne PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-231

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