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Motorist accuses another driver of causing accident

By The Madison County Record | Jul 19, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing another motorist, alleging her negligence caused a vehicle crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Patsy Troxell filed a lawsuit July 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against Jennifer L. Pifts alleging negligence in fialing to comply with the traffic rules and regulations.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 24, 2015, Troxell she was traveling eastbound in state Route 143, approaching the intersection of South Moreland Road, when her vehicle was struck by a car driven by Pifts. The collision, the suit says, caused Troxell to sustain injuries, pain and suffering, and medical expenses of more than $100,000. 

The plaintiff alleges Pifts violated the traffic signal, failed to keep proper lookout and failed to yield right of way.

Troxell seeks a trial by jury, damages of more than $50,000, plus such other relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorney Erie W. Evans of Evans Blasi in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-952

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