Carol Ostrow Jul. 21, 2015, 10:28am


A Madison County woman claims a man in a pick-up truck rear-ended her while attempting to switch lanes on the highway.

Tricia Gall of Troy filed a lawsuit on July 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against Mark Dycus, also of Troy, claiming vehicular negligence in an August 2013 highway collision.

According to the filing, the plaintiff was operating a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu in the far left lane of eastbound Highway I-270 in Florissant, Mo.

The suit states that when the defendant, also traveling eastbound, merged into the left lane, he rear-ended Gall’s automobile with his 1999 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck.

The plaintiff claims the defendant failed to yield to traffic before passing, reduce his speed, keep a proper lookout, slow and stop to avoid impact, use caution and control his vehicle.

Gall alleges physical injury, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, past and future lost wages and medical expenses.

Alleging negligence, the plaintiff seeks judgment in her favor and compensatory damages in an amount of more than $50,000 plus attorneys’ fees and costs.

She is represented by Michael Wesley of the Law Office of Michael R. Wesley in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-845

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