ST. LOUIS — A local driver is suing an Illinois motorist, alleging negligence.

Matthew Gephart filed a complaint on Jan. 31 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Blake Flower alleging that he failed to operate a motor vehicle in a careful and prudent manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 3, 2017 he was operating a motor vehicle traveling southbound on Bannon near its intersection with Oleatha when he was struck by another vehicle driven by the defendant. He sustained painful injuries to his head, neck, back, arms, hands, legs and other parts of his body. 

The plaintiff holds Flower responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently violated the stop sign, failed to be attentive while driving and failed to yield the right of way.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks damages of more than $25,000 but less than $75,000, plus costs of this action, and all other relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Alan S. Mandel of Mandel & Mandel LLP in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00215

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