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Man sues following Collinsville collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Feb 25, 2016

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EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County man is suing a Caseyville driver, alleging negligence over injuries he says received in a Collinsville automobile accident.

Robert E. Rickett filed the lawsuit Feb. 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Monica Cortez-Aguirre of Caseyville.

According to the complaint, on April 12, 2015, Rickett was traveling westbound on Ramada Street in Collinsvillle, preparing to make a left-hand turn onto southbound North Bluff Road. The suit says Cortez-Aguirrre was driving her vehicle in a northbound direction on North Bluff Road when she failed to yield to the traffic light and collided with the plaintiff's vehicle.

The suit says the defendant's negligence includes failing to keep proper or any lookout, failing to keep her vehicle under proper control, failing to operate the vehicle at a safe speed, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and carelessly disobeying a traffic control device.

As a result, the lawsuit states, the plaintiff was injured in his back, spine, ribs, pelvis, hip, scapula, left shoulder, lungs and heart. He also continues to experience pain and suffering, to pay large medical bills for treatment, to suffer disability, to lose earning capacity and to endure lost wages, the complaint says.

Rickett seeks at least $50,000, plus court costs. He is represented by attorneys Craig J. Jensen and Elizabeth A. Parker of MeyerJensen PC in Alton.

Madison County Court case number 16-L-213

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