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Case management pushed off in suit over accident at Cahokia Mounds

By Amelia Flood | Jan 5, 2011

A case management conference in a suit brought against two ATV riders who injured a Department of Natural Resources officer while illegally riding in the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site has been pushed back.

According to an order signed Dec. 28, the case is now set for the conference at 9 a.m. on May 2.

The suit also has a new judge. St. Clair County Associate Judge Andrew Gleeson takes over from retired St. Clair County Circuit Judge Patrick Young.

The state's Department of Central Management Services is suing Eric Robinson and Megan Wieseman for damages in excess of $100,000 that the state claims to have paid out due to their actions in June 2008.

The state claims that Robinson and Wieseman were riding an ATV through Cahokia Mounds when they encountered DNR Officer William Wichern.

The state claims that the pair had been drinking, were talking on cell-phones while riding and were trespassing when their ATV hit Wichern.

Wichern was injured.

The state eventually paid out over $137,000 to him as a result of the injury.

The state also filed a request to admit on Dec. 10 asking that Robinson, a Collinsville resident, answer or object to 20 questions within 28 days.

The questions relate to the allegations in the lawsuit.

Deborah Sterling Scott of the Illinois Attorney General's Office represents the plaintiff.

The defendants have appeared at hearings in the case pro-se.

The case is St. Clair case number 10-L-294.

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