BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a rear-end collision in Caseyville.
Kwesi Akpore filed a complaint Feb. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Tyler Reynolds, alleging failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
According to the complaint, Akpore alleges that on Feb. 8, 2017, he was operating a vehicle on state Route 157 near its intersection with Rauckman Drive in Caseyville when Reynolds rear-ended the plaintiff's vehicle.
Akpore claims he sustained serious and permanent injuries to his head, neck, shoulders, back and knees, and incurred medical bills in excess of $83,693.
The plaintiff alleges Reynolds failed to maintain a careful lookout, followed his vehicle too closely and failed to swerve or stop to avoid the collision.
Akpore seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $50,000, plus court costs and all further proper relief. He is represented by attorney Dwyla J. Walker of The Law Office of Dwyla J. Walker in St. Louis.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 19-L-0094