Injuries claimed in East St. Louis accident

Andrea Dearden Sep. 19, 2011, 6:00am

A St. Clair County man and wife claim they were hurt in a multi-car crash on Interstate 64.

Elaine and Charles Robinson filed a lawsuit Feb. 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Willie Davis and Henry Willis.

The Robinsons say the crash happened as they were driving west on I-64 in East St. Louis Township. After passing the 25th Street on-ramp, the couple says Davis was trying to merge into the center lane of traffic when he allegedly crashed into a car being driven by Willis. The impact allegedly spun Willis' car into the Robinsons' vehicle. Elaine Robinson says she was seriously injured in the crash. .

The Robinsons accuse both defendants of negligence for failing to take the necessary actions to avoid the collisions. They are asking for more than $200,000 in damages for medical expenses and court costs.

The couple is represented by attorney Justin B. Mattea of Collinsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-426

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