Cyclist seeks more than $25,000 from driver who allegedly struck him in St. Louis

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 11, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A man is seeking more than $25,000 from a motorist who allegedly struck him while he was riding a bicycle in 2014.

JCarmen Morales filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against James H. Taper alleging breach of the duty of care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 28, 2014, he was a pedestrian cyclist near 3730 Delor in St. Louis when he was struck by defendant's vehicle. He alleges he suffered serious injuries to the right side of his head and around the eyes. 

The plaintiff holds Taper responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently drove his vehicle at an excessive speed, failed to yield and failed to keep a proper lookout.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages of more than $25,000, with interest, costs and all other relief as may be necessary. He is represented by Benjamin J. Sansone of Sansone & Lauber in Clayton.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc0008

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