Venice auto accident

The Madison County Record Aug. 20, 2014, 4:40pm

A defendant in a Madison County auto accident case prevailed in a counter-claim against a fellow defendant in a two-day jury trial in Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder's court.

Jurors found for Deloris Fields who had been sued by Laura McCleod in 2013 over an accident that took place in Venice in 2012.

McCleod sued Fields as well as Sharon McMurray, the driver of the vehicle in which McCleod was a passenger.

According to McCleod's suit, Fields was driving a 2006 Cadillac CTS north on Illinois Route 3 and failed to obey a red light at the intersection of Broadway.

McCleod was a front seat passenger in McMurray's 2006 Pontiac G6 that had been southbound on Route 3 when the collision occurred at Broadway. McCleod claimed there was significant damage to the passenger side of the vehicle where she was sitting, and sought in excess of $50,000 for her injuries.

She was represented by Michael Glisson of Alton.

Crowder entered an order Aug. 7 indicating parties announced the case was settled.

Fields, who was represented by Martin K. Morrissey of Edwardsville, filed a counterclaim against McMurray stating that she was the one who had violated the traffic light, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

According to the case docket, jurors on Tuesday found for Fields and against McMurray.

McMurray was represented by David Hesi of St. Louis.

Madison County case number 13-L-423

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