BELLEVILLE – A pedestrian has filed a lawsuit against a driver after he was struck while walking along a road in Caseyville.

Matthew Pope filed a complaint on Aug. 2 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Carissa M. Watt alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 10, 2016, he was a pedestrian standing and/or walking on Route 157 near its intersection with Baden Road when he was hit by Watt's vehicle. 

As a result, Pope claims he suffered severe physical injuries and incurred significant medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Watt failed to keep a proper lookout for other persons then and there rightly on and/or adjacent to said roadway, failed to give warning by sounding of her horn and operated vehicle at an excessive rate of speed.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit and any other further relief the court deems just. 

He is represented by Bruce E. Mattea and William A. Boker III of The Mattea Law Firm in Collinsville.

St. Clair County Circuit court case number 17-L-415

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