Five seek half million in I-55 accident

Kelly Holleran Oct. 31, 2011, 7:57am

Five people seek half a million dollars after they claim they sustained neck, shoulder and back injuries during a rear-end collision.

David Silch and Amy Silch and minors Miranda Silch, Abbie Silch and Alison Silch filed a lawsuit Oct. 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against Raymond Woodrey and Agsync.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs claim David Silch drove north on Interstate 55 near mile post 36 in the township of Olive on Sept. 2 when Woodrey, who was driving behind the vehicle, rear-ended it. At the time, Amy Silch, Miranda Silch, Abbie Silch and Alison Silch rode as passengers in the vehicle, according to the complaint.

Because of the accident, in addition to their injuries, the plaintiffs incurred medical costs, the suit states. They also suffered disability, experienced pain and suffering and lost wages, the complaint says.

The Silches blame Woodrey, who was working for Agsync at the time of the collision, for causing the accident, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to properly apply his brakes, drove too fast and followed the Silches' vehicle too closely.

In their 10-count complaint, the Silches seek a judgment of more than $500,000, plus costs.

Thomas C. Rich and Kristina D. Cooksey of Fairview Heights will be representing them.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-1087.

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