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Plaintiff claims defendant drove too closely behind him, causing collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Apr 21, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries he allegedly received in the course of a rear-end collision. He is citing negligence.

Willie Taylor III filed the suit April 15 in Madison County Circuit Court against Kelci Ottwell.

On June 8, 2014, the plaintiff was driving his vehicle on West Delmar, near its intersection with Ridgedale Drive in Godfrey, and the defendant was driving her vehicle directly behind the plaintiff, the suit says. The suit alleges the defendant was negligent in the following ways: failure to control her vehicle and keep a proper lookout, failure to stop in time to avoid a collision, failure to give a proper signal and reduce speed, and driving her vehicle without safe and adequate brakes.

As a result, the plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck, back and other areas of his body, and he has suffered and will suffer in the future great pain and mental anguish, the suit says, adding that he has incurred medical bills and suffered property damage to his vehicle.

The plaintiff seeks judgment of a sum in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Michael P. Glisson and Gregory S. Motil of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-517

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