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Motorist alleges injuries from collision on I-255

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 25, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing a truck driver for allegedly causing a collision in I-255.

Cortez Nunn filed a complaint on July 13 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nicholas A. Mitra, alleging the defendant failed to exercise due care while operating his vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 5, 2016, he was driving his 2003 Saturn southbound on I-255 at or near mile post 23.2 when the defendant allegedly crashed his 1999 Dodge Dakota truck into the plaintiff's vehicle. 

As a result, Nunn claims he suffered physical injuries, hindering him from attending to his usual duties, and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Mitra drove his truck at a speed greater than was reasonable and proper, failed to apply his brakes in sufficient time so as to avoid colliding with the vehicle and failed to keep proper lookout ahead for other vehicles.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for a sum in excess of $50,000 for costs of suit, and such other relief the court deems just and proper. 

He is represented by Philip R. Rice of Rice Law Offices, LTD in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-365

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