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Motorist sued over alleged negligence in Route 4 highway collision

By Robbie Hargett | Sep 23, 2015

A motorcyclist is suing over claims of negligence following a highway accident that left him injured.

David A. Kries filed a complaint Sept. 3 in Madison County Circuit Court against Christopher S. Swan, alleging negligence.

On July 12, 2014, the complaint states, Kries was operating his 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound on Illinois Route 4 in Madison County, when Swan, operating his 1999 Ford Taurus southbound on said road, tried to make a left turn onto the Interstate 70 eastbound ramp and collided with Kries.

The complaint states that Swan was negligent in proceeding to make a left turn when unsafe, failing to yield the right-of-way, and failing to keep proper lookout on a public highway. As a result, Kries has suffered permanent injuries to his right foot, for which he has incurred medical expenses and lost income.

Kries seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. He is represented by Edwardsville-based attorney M. Joseph Hill.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1136

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