BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County resident is seeking more than $50,000 after a Belleville collision in which another motorist allegedly disregarded a red light.
Kristopher Mathews filed a complaint on Oct. 2 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Justine Dickneite alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 21, 2016, he was traveling on East Main Street and entered its intersection with North Belt East on a green light when defendant disregarded the red light and struck the driver's side of the plaintiff's vehicle. He alleges he sustained severe injuries resulting in pain and suffering, lost wages and disability.
The plaintiff holds Dickneite responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to reduce speed, failed to obey traffic control device and failed to keep careful lookout.
The plaintiff seeks damages in an amount greater than $50,000 and any further relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Jared P. Beasley of Kuehn, Beasley & Young PC in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-570