Alleged car jackers sued by family injured in collision

Andrea Dearden Jan. 13, 2011, 2:43am

A family from Chicago is suing two St. Clair County men who allegedly stole a car and, while trying to get away, crashed into them.

Robert G. Credi, Geoffrey F. Credi and Allison Credi filed the complaint against the estate of Brandon D. Williams and Alphonso Demarco Jones Dec. 20 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

According to the lawsuit, Robert and Geoffrey Credi were driving across the Martin Luther King Bridge in East St. Louis on Christmas Eve. At the same time Williams and Jones were allegedly driving across the bridge eastbound in a vehicle they are accused of car-jacking minutes before. The Credis say the vehicle Williams, who is now deceased, and Jones were in crossed the center line at a high rate of speed and crashed into the family.

Both Robert and Geoffrey say they were severely injured in the crash. They say the defendants' negligence is to blame. Allison Credi is suing for loss of consortium with her husband, Geoffrey.

They are asking for more than $150,000 to compensate for medical costs, lost income and court fees.

The Credis are represented by attorney Louis A. DePaepe of Taylorville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case no. 10-L-656

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