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Man alleges motorist turned in front of him, caused collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 11, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing another motorist for allegedly turning in front of him and causing a collision.

Ronald E. Gowin filed a complaint on Sept. 30 in Madison County Circuit Court against Bruce W. Griesemer alleging that the motorist failed to exercise due care in operating a motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 19, 2015, he was driving westbound on Landmarks Boulevard when the defendant's vehicle suddenly turned left into his lane and collided with him.

As a result, Gowin alleges he suffered severe injuries, diminished earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of a normal life. He also incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Griesemer operated his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, failed to yield or stop for oncoming traffic and operated his vehicle at an unreasonable speed.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment on his behalf, damages in excess of $50,000, cost of suit and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Eric J. Carlson of Byron, Carlson, Petri & Kalb LLC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1375

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