BELLEVILLE — A pickup truck driver claims another motorist struck the rear of his vehicle while he was stopped on the shoulder of the road in Alorton.
Jack E. Brooks filed a complaint on Feb. 8 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Tammy Launder and Richard Launder, alleging they failed to operate a motor vehicle in a careful and prudent manner.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 16, 2016, he was driving a 2010 Chevrolet pickup truck and was stopped on the right shoulder of Racehorse Drive in Alorton. While stopped, Brooks alleges Tammy Launder, who was operating a Pontiac GT owned by Richard Launder, struck his vehicle from the rear.
As a result, Brooks claims he sustained injuries that resulted in disability, pain and suffering, medical expenses and loss of income.
The plaintiff alleges Tammy Launder negligently drove her vehicle at a speed greater than reasonable, failed to maintain careful lookout and failed to reduce speed or stop to avoid a collision.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs of this action.
He is represented by Kevin Boyne of Kevin Boyne PC in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-94