Andrea Dearden Oct. 31, 2013, 10:34am

A Wood River man is suing the driver of a car that allegedly crashed into a utility vehicle and then left the scene.

Mark W. Allen filed a lawsuit against Lauren E. Schmieg Oct. 24 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Allen says he was driving a John Deere Gator Turf utility vehicle in the Roxana High School back parking lot in May 2012. He alleges Schmieg, also driving through the parking lot, turned around a parked car, crashed into the John Deere and then fled the scene.

Allen accuses Schmieg of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills, loss of income and court costs.

Attorney Bob L. Perica of Wood River represents Allen.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-1789


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