Motorist rear-ended in Hamel while stopped for school bus

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 2, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A driver alleges he was injured in a rear-end collision in Hamel while he was stopped for a school bus.

Alex Tolle filed a complaint on Dec. 27 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mary Thorpe, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in Oct. 20, he was driving a 2010 Ford F150 westbound on state Route 140 in Hamel and was stopped due to a school bus loading children for school. While stopped, Tolle alleges the defendant collided with the rear of his vehicle. 

As a result, he claims he sustained bodily injuries that resulted in lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of normal life. 

The plaintiff alleges Thorpe failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to reduce speed or stop to avoid the collision.

The plaintiff seeks damages of no less than $50,000 plus costs of this action. 

He is represented by Michael P. Glisson and Timothy J. Chartrand of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1751

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