Injuries, loss of consortium claimed in Bethalto accident

Kelly Holleran Jun. 22, 2010, 9:14am

Two people have filed suit against the driver who they claim failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection, striking their vehicle.

Patrice Likes and Timothy Likes claim Patrice Likes was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe south on Moreland Road near its intersection with Roosevelt Street in Bethalto on July 2, 2008, when defendant Lucinda Blasioli, who was driving a 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette west on Roosevelt Street, failed to yield the right-of-way and struck the Tahoe.

Because of the collision, Patrice Likes suffered injuries to her head, neck, back, shoulders and leg; suffered great pain and mental anguish; experienced disability and loss of a normal life; and incurred medical costs and property damages, according to the complaint filed June 11 in Madison County Circuit Court. In addition, Timothy Likes lost his wife's relationship and consortium and lost his income to pay for his wife, the complaint states.

Blasioli negligently failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop to avoid a collision, failed to give a proper sound in time to avoid a collision, failed to reduce her speed to avoid a collision, drove without safe brakes and ran a stop sign, the suit states.

In their two-count complaint, the Likes are seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton will be representing them.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-616.

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