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Motorcyclist claims driver struck him at red light in Belleville

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 19, 2017

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BELLEVILLE — A motorcyclist is suing a driver for allegedly rear-ending him while he was stopped at a red light in Belleville.

Andrew W. Jasper filed a complaint on May 3 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Amanda K. Hofmann, alleging the defendant failed to exercise a duty of care to the plaintiff while operating her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 18, 2015, he was stopped at a traffic signal at the intersection of North Belt East and Lebanon Avenue in Belleville when his motorcycle was rear-ended by the defendant's Volkswagen. 

As a result, Jasper claims he suffered physical injuries, disability, sustained lost wages and medical bills. 

The plaintiff holds Hofmann responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to stop her vehicle before impacting plaintiff's motorcycle, failed to follow traffic signs and failed to keep a proper lookout.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. 

He is represented by Michael L. McGlynn of McGlynn and McGlynn in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-243

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