Alton auto accident suit at trial in Madison County

By Ann Maher | Apr 14, 2014

A lawsuit filed over an auto accident that happened four years ago in Alton is at trial in Madison County Circuit Court.

Plaintiffs Ashley P. Logsdon and James M. Logsdon and three minor children, represented by attorneys at Padberg, Corrigan and Appelbaum in St. Louis, are suing Charles P. Marin.

In their complaint, the Logsdons allege Ashley Logsdon was driving west on College Avenue in Alton at its intersection with Stanley Road on April 24, 2011, when Marin, who was driving west on the same road, rear-ended the vehicle Ashley Logsdon was driving. At the time of the collision, James M. Logsdon and three minor children — Christopher L. Gleason, Taylor D. Gleason and Layla R. Gleason — were riding in the vehicle, according to the complaint.

In addition to their injuries, the plaintiffs incurred medical costs and have been unable to pursue their normal activities, they allege.

They blame Marin for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision, followed another vehicle too closely and failed to change lanes only when it was safe to do so.

In their five-count complaint, the plaintiffs seek a judgment of more than $250,000, plus other relief the court deems just.

Daniel Broombaugh of Kolker Law Office in Belleville represents Marin.

Associate Judge Don Flack presides.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-557.

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