The Madison County Record Apr. 7, 2015, 9:33am

An Alton man filed a lawsuit one day before the deadline against the driver of a vehicle who allegedly crashed into a tree, causing him injuries.

According to a lawsuit filed March 23 in Madison County Circuit Court, Reginald B. Price is suing Mark D. Shorter for injuries he suffered in a vehicle accident allegedly caused by Shorter.

According to the lawsuit, Price was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Shorter on Dec. 31, 2006, when Shorter caused the vehicle "to violently travel off the roadway and strike a tree on an embankment, causing injuries to Price.

The lawsuit was originally filed on Dec. 29, 2008, and was voluntarily dismissed on March 24, 2014. Price was left with a year to reinstate the case and he did so a day before the deadline.

Price seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ralph J. Mendelsohn of the Caffey Law Firm of Godfrey.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-378

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