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Woman says other driver responsible in collision

By Philip Gonzales | May 27, 2016

Car accident 41

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing David King and Acceptance Auto Insurance, citing alleged negligence.

Marsha Cooperider filed a complaint on May 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that David King allegedly failed to exercise reasonable care in the operation of a motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on February 11 she was operating a motor vehicle, traveling in a northerly direction along Moreland Road in Fort Russell Township, while King, who was insured by Acceptance Auto Insurance, was operating a motor vehicle in an easterly direction along Buchta Road near the its intersection with Moreland Road. The suit says King's vehicle struck her vehicle, resulting in the plaintiff suffering injuries, great pain and mental anguish and to incur medical expenses. The plaintiff holds David King and Acceptance Auto Insurance responsible because the defendant King allegedly failed to yield the right of way, failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle, failed to maintain proper lookout and failed to obey traffic control device.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in excess of $50,000, costs of this suit and such other relief as equity at law may require. She is represented by David W. Dugan of David W. Dugan PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L714

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