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Parents sue East Alton motorist for medical expenses following collision

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 16, 2015

A Macoupin County family is suing a Madison County resident on allegations of vehicular negligence in a 2014 head-on collision, which allegedly injured the entire family.

George Sronce and Jeanette Sronce filed a lawsuit individually and as next friends of their minor children, Brady Sronce and Brock Sronce, on Aug. 26 in Madison County Circuit Court against Ashley Silkwood of East Alton, alleging traffic violations in a November 2014 accident.

According to the complaint, George Sronce was driving a 2008 Honda CRV eastbound on Brighton-Bunker Hill Road in Brighton Township in Macoupin County with Jeanette, Brady and Brock as passengers on Nov. 16, 2014.

The suit states that Silkwood, operating a 2002 Dodge Durango westbound on the same road, collided with the plaintiffs’ automobile, injuring all four occupants. She is accused of failing to control her vehicle, operate at a safe speed, keep a proper lookout, reduce speed and change lanes safely.

Invoking the Family Expense Act, the plaintiffs contend that both children suffered internal injuries and back injuries requiring medical attention, pharmaceutical intervention and expenses as a direct and proximate result of the defendant’s actions.

The Sronces seek judgment in their favor for more than $50,000 plus attorney’s fees and costs. The family is represented by Richard Reed of Reed and Bruhn in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1094

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