Motorcyclists seek $100k for injuries after accident

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 30, 2007, 10:00am

A couple injured while riding their motorcycle filed a personal injury suit against the driver of a vehicle that collided with them on Illinois Route 100 in Jersey County on July 29.

Carl and Tracey McGlothlin allege they were driving north on Route 100 near milepost 18 when a vehicle driven by Lenora Morris left the southbound lane striking their motorcycle causing a sudden and violent impact causing them to be thrown from the roadway.

They claim Morris negligently and carelessly failed to maintain a proper lookout for vehicles on the roadway, operated her vehicle at a speed that was greater than what was reasonable and proper with regard to traffic conditions and failed to keep her vehicle under proper control.

The McGlothlins also claim Morris failed to take any effort to reduce her speed to avoid colliding with the motorcycle and negligently and carelessly failed to operate her vehicle on the right side of the roadway.

According to the complaint, Carl suffered severe personal injuries including multiple fractures to his left lower leg and the left upper extremity which has caused and will continue to cause him persistent and severe pain which has caused him to incur substantial medical and hospital expenses, lost wages and a permanent disability.

Tracey also suffered a broken leg that caused pain and medical expenses.

Represented by Grady Holley of Holley, Rosen & Beard in Springfield, the McGlothlins are seeking damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs of the suit.

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