Woman sues AT&T and others after crashing into ditch

Andrea Dearden Jul. 27, 2011, 2:53am

A Madison County woman is suing the companies responsible for digging a ditch after she allegedly crashed her car into it.

Addie Jones Wilkins filed the lawsuit July 19 in Madison County Circuit Court against Berco Construction Inc., AT&T and Jersey County Rural Water Company Inc.

Wilkins says she was driving her car in July 2010 on Teney Hollow Road in the city of Piasa. She allegedly crashed into a ditch dug by Berco Construction, AT&T and Jersey County Rural Water Company. The woman contends it was left without an adequate barricade or cover.

Wilkins accuses the three defendants of negligence and asks for more than $150,000 in damages, plus court costs. She is represented by attorneys Jon Shelton and Joseph T. Madrid, of St. Louis, and Ronald J. Foster of East St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-707

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