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Suit claims wrongful death in aftermath of traffic collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 22, 2016


EDWARDSVILLE – The administrator of an woman's estate is suing over her death in the aftermath of an automobile accident. He is citing wrongful death and conscious pain and suffering.

Jay D. Taylor, as special administrator of the estate of Clementine Parker, filed the suit Feb. 26 in Madison County Circuit Court against Adam J. Wuellner.

On Feb. 27, 2014, the deceased was driving her vehicle at the intersection of Alby Street and Humbert Road in Godfrey when it was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by the defendant, the suit says.

According to the complaint, the defendant was negligent in the following ways: he failed to reduce his speed to avoid the collision; failed to brake, steer or otherwise maneuver his vehicle to avoid the collision; and failed to keep a proper lookout.

Parker experienced injuries to her neck, back and right knee; became obligated for large medical bills; and experienced pain and suffering until the time of her death on Dec. 13, 2014, the suit says.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for a sum in excess of $50,000 for both counts against the defendant, court costs and other relief the court deems just and proper.

He is represented by Rodney D. Caffey and Ralph J. Mendelsohn of The Gaffney Law Firm LLC in Godfrey.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-270

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