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Moped rider accused of going wrong way on IndyCar race track sued over collision with motorcycle

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By John Breslin | Nov 5, 2019


EDWARDSVILLE - A man claims the rider of a moped and the owners of a race track are liable for damages following a crash on the course.

Trenton Oster filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court against Robert Leonard, the alleged moped driver, and the Worldwide Technology Raceway.

The suit follows the reported collision, which happened July 27, 2019, because the moped driver was traveling in the wrong direction, according to the complaint.

Leonard allegedly breached his duty of care to the plaintiff for driving the moped down the wrong way, and doing so unsupervised and while vision impaired, it is alleged. Overall, it is claimed, he drove the vehicle in such a way that it crashed into the plaintiff's motorcycle.

The raceway, which is owned by Gateway Acquisitions, is accused of allowing the moped driver to be driven the wrong way down the track, of failing to properly supervise him, and allowing the operator of the vehicle to to do so while vision impaired.

Worldwide Technology Raceway did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Record.

Oster claims he suffered internal and external injuries, which resulted in disability and disfigurement. Further, Oster alleges he suffered great pain and mental anguish, while the complaint notes that he has spent money on medical bills and lost earnings. The crash also impacted his future earning capacity,

The plaintiff, who is represented by Benjamin P. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin of East Alton, is seeking more than $50,000 in damages,

Madison County Circuit Court case number 2019-L-1498.

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