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Driver alleges motorist caused Fairview Heights collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 19, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing a motorist alleging negligence for a 2015 wreck in Fairview Heights.

Herbert Townsend filed a complaint on May 2 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Betty Martin, alleging the defendant failed to operate the vehicle she was driving with care so as not to endanger other motorists.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 2, 2015, while at the intersection of Bunkum Road and St. Clair Avenue, Martin's car collided with the plaintiff's vehicle. 

As a result, Townsend claims he suffered physical injuries and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Martin failed to keep a careful lookout, was distracted, inattentive and/or unaware of her surroundings and failed to reduce speed to avoid striking Townsend's car.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in excess of $50,000, plus pre-judgment interest, costs expended and for such other relief as the court deems just and proper.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-240

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