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Man accuses driver of negligence after being hit with minivan

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 31, 2016

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EDWARDSVILLE - An Illinois man is filing suit over injuries he claims he received when he was hit by a minivan driven by a family member.

Robert Lee Galbraith III filed the suit Jan. 19 in Madison County Circuit Court against Robert Lee Galbraith Jr., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff claims he was walking along an alleyway near 1720 Kennedy Drive in Madison on March 8. At the same time, the suit states, the defendant allegedly struck the plaintiff with the minivan he was driving.

Galbraith Jr. was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout while driving, failing to keep his vehicle under proper control, driving too fast for conditions and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, the complaint states.

As a result, the plaintiff purportedly sustained permanent injuries, became liable for medical care in the past and future, suffered great pain and has been hindered in the performance of his day-to-day activities, causing him lost wages.

He is seeking at least $50,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Randall Steele of the Steele Law Offices of Glen Carbon.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-69

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