A one-and-a-half inch gap between sections of concrete at the Collinsville Walgreens is the subject of a personal injury complaint filed in Madison County Circuit Court April 30.

James Roe claims Walgreens knew, or should have known, about the gap outside its store.

The store allegedly allowed the gap to exist for years.

Walgreens is located at 401 Belt Line Road.

Roe claims that on June 15, 2006, his cane became caught in the gap which caused him to fall to the ground causing a grade 1 anterior subluxation of L4 on L5 of his lower spine.

Roe claims Walgreens violated its duty to act with due care for the safety of others.

He also claims Walgreens failed to maintain the entryway in a reasonably safe condition.

According to Roe, his back injuries have caused and will continue to cause medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Represented by Mark Levy of Collinsville, Roe is seeking damages in excess of $150,000, plus costs of the suit.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Daniel Stack.

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