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Injured motorist alleges another driver's negligence led to crash

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 27, 2016


EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing another driver, alleging the defendant's negligence caused an automobile accident that led to the plaintiff's injuries.

Marilyn Joy filed a lawsuit Jan. 20 in Madison County Circuit Court against Ina A. Schuessler of Madison County, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 4, 2014, Joy was driving southbound on McCambridge Avenue in Madison, and, at the same time, Schuessler was in her vehicle, traveling westbound on Rhodes Avenue when the defendant's vehicle collided with the plaintiff's.

The suit says Schuessler was negligent in failing to yield the right of way in an intersection controlled by a stop sign, operating her vehicle in a reckless manner, failing to beep her horn as warning, speeding and driving out of control.

As a result of that negligence, the suit says, the plaintiff was injured, cannot attend to her usual and customary affairs, duties and occupation, and will continue to lose wages and accrued benefits. She has also suffered pain and anguish, has paid for medical care and expects to do so into the future, the suit says.

Joy seeks at least $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by attorney Anthony P. Gilbreth of Crowder & Scoggins Ltd. in Columbia, Illinois.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-73

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