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Driver sues over East Alton automobile accident

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 7, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman is suing following an East Alton automobile accident.

Ida Mae Murphy filed the suit on Feb. 22 in Madison County Circuit Court against Elaine Sims.

On Dec. 22, 2014, the plaintiff claims she was driving her Cadillac southbound on South Ninth Street near the intersection of East Haller in East Alton. At the same time, the defendant was driving her vehicle westbound on East Haller near its intersection with South Ninth Street in East Alton. 

The defendant allegedly drove her vehicle in front of the plaintiff's, causing a collision. The suit alleges the defendant failed to yield at an intersection, failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to stop her vehicle in time to avoid a collision, among other negligent acts.

As a result, Murphy claims she suffered bodily injuries to her left shoulder, hips, head and other areas of her body, according to the suit. She allegedly has suffered pain, anguish and disability, and a loss of normal life. She claims she will continue to pay medical expenses, has lost wages and experienced property damages related to her vehicle.

The plaintiff seeks a sum in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. She is represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 19-L-247

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