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Motorist blames allegedly distracted driver for Interstate 55 accident

By Michael Abella | Oct 5, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist alleges a distracted driver caused another vehicle to strike hers while traveling in Madison County.

Julia A. Luketich filed a complaint on Sept. 23 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Marcus L. Korsmeyer alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 10, 2015, she was operating her vehicle on Interstate 55 when the defendant caused his vehicle to strike another vehicle, which crashed into her vehicle, causing her to suffer great pain, mental anguish, loss of earning capacity and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Korsmeyer responsible because the defendant allegedly drove while distracted, failed to keep proper lookout, failed to timely apply brakes and recklessly drove his vehicle.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant in a sum in of more than $50,000, costs of this action and other remedy that the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1342

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