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Motorist alleges Pontoon Beach driver caused crash that led to injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 27, 2016


EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County man is suing a Pontoon Beach motorist, alleging negligence for injuries he says endured in an automobile accident.

Kenneth Hedge filed the lawsuit Jan. 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against Julie A. Wyatt of Pontoon Beach, alleging negligence.

According tot the complaint, on Oct. 15, Hedge was driving westbound on state Highway 162 near the intersection of Perigen Lane in Madison County and, at the same time and along the same stretch of roadway, Wyatt was driving eastbound when he crashed into the plaintiff.

The suit says Wyatt failed to yield the right of way while approaching the intersection, failed to stay in the proper lane, drove too quickly and failed to slow down while approaching the intersection, drove a vehicle with inadequate brakes and failed to stop in time to avoid the collision.

The lawsuit states, as a result of the defendant's negligence, the plaintiff sustained several broken bones and contusions to his internal organs. He will continue to suffer pain and anguish, be liable for medical bills and continue to endure loss of a normal life, the suit states. Further, his vehicle was damaged in an amount still to be determined, the complaint says.

Hedge seeks at least $50,000, a judgment to compensate him for property damage, plus court costs. He is represented by attorney Steven M. Diondea of Kullmann, Klein & Dioneda PC in Clayton, Missouri.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-80

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