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Motorist sued over negligence claims after allegedly hitting pedestrian in Wood River

By Robbie Hargett | Sep 24, 2015

A Madison County man is suing over his alleged injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.

Clifford Mathis filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in Madison County Circuit Court against Scott J. Kirsch, alleging negligence.

On June 9 at approximately 2:21 a.m., the complaint states, Mathis was attempting to cross Haller Street near its intersection with Lorena in Wood River, when he was struck and injured by a vehicle driven by Kirsch.

The complaint states that Kirsch was negligent in failing to keep his vehicle under control, speeding, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to slow down for a pedestrian crossing the roadway and crossing the center line when it was unsafe to do so.

As a result, Mathis claims he suffered injuries to his left leg, neck, and head, for which he has incurred medical expenses.

Mathis seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. He is represented by Samuel A. Mormino Jr. of Mormino Velloff & Snider PC in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1148

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