EDWARDSVILLE — A woman and two minors are suing an Edwardsville motorist, alleging he crashed into their vehicle while distracted by his radio.

Jamie Anderson, and minors Samantha McGowan and Keaton Anderson filed a complaint on Sept. 27 in Madison County Circuit Court against Kyle Carlson alleging that the motorist failed to operate his vehicle at a proper speed.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Jan. 21, 2015 Jamie Anderson was driving a motor vehicle carrying the two minors. She was stopped at the intersection of Edwardsville Crossing when the defendant allegedly struck the rear of her vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing the vehicle's occupants to suffer severe injuries that resulted in pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability and medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs allege Carlson failed to maintain proper lookout, failed to control his vehicle and failed to change the course of his vehicle to avoid collision.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit. They are represented by Eric M. Terry of TorHoerman Law LLC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court Case number 16-L-1350

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