A man has filed a personal injury suit against Coca-Cola and one of its employees, claiming that he suffered injuries in a collision.

According to the suit filed by Mario Lopez Velazquez in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court on March 13, he was stopped behind other vehicles at a red light on March 17, 2007 when the 1999 Chevrolet Astro drive by Kyle Morgan for his job at Central State Coca-Cola collided with the rear of Velazquez’s vehicle.

Velazquez claims the suit caused him to suffer injuries to the head, face, ears, neck, back, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, and feet and become hindered from attending to his usual duties and affairs.

Velazquez also claims the accident caused him to lose large sums of money, suffer great pain and anguish, incur medical expenses, and experience disability and a loss of normal life.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Morgan for failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to see Velazquez’s vehicle, driving at an excessive speed, failure to maintain control of his vehicle, failure to brake, failure to decrease his speed, failure to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision, failure to warn, and failure to stop his vehicle.

Velazquez seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.

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