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Minor child alleges injuries after being struck by motorist

By Maravillas Magtoto | Jul 27, 2016

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EDWARDSVILLE – A minor pedacyclist and her mother have filed a suit against a driver alleging his negligence caused her injuries.

Katharine B. Earnest, a minor, by and through her mother and next friend, Amy M. Meyer, filed a complaint on July 15 in Madison County Circuit Court against Stephen B. Papajcik alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on August 7, 2015, Ernest was a pedacyclist traveling northbound within the crosswalk on Edwardsville Crossing Drive at the intersection of Troy Road, when defendant proceeded through the intersection and struck her, causing her to sustain injuries to her spleen, neck, shoulder, arm and ribs. The plaintiffs holdPapajcik responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently and carelessly failed to reduce the vehicle's speed and lost control of the vehicle.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for a fair and just award of more than of $50,000. They are represented by Craig J. Jensen of MeyerJensen PC in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court Case number 16L1009

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