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Motorist accuses another driver of causing crash, injuries

By Michael Abella | Oct 4, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Christopher M. Sexton filed lawsuit Sept. 20 in Madison County Circuit Court against Joel C. Spencer, alleging failure to exercise ordinary care in the operation of a vehicle.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 15, 2014, while Sexton was driving on Maryville Road in Maryville, Spencer's vehicle suddenly crashed into the rear of the plaintiff's car. The suit says the crash caused Sexton injuries resulting in pain and mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of earning capacity, disability and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Spencer failed to maintain proper lookout, failed to timely apply his brakes and followed Sexton's vehicle too closely.

Sexton seeks trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, plus court costs and all other remedies the court deems appropriate. He is represented by attorney Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1332

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