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The Cyclery & Fitness Center accused of negligence following crash

By Michael Abella | Oct 25, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing The Cyclery & Fitness Center, alleging that the company negligently entrusted its vehicle to an employee involved in a collision.

Josie A. Smith filed a complaint on Oct. 5 in Madison County Circuit Court against The Cyclery & Fitness Center, alleging that the fitness equipment provider carelessly entrusted its vehicle to its employee, Nathan J. Woehler.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 25, 2015, the vehicle in which she was a passenger was struck by a vehicle driven by Woehler, leaving her badly injured.

The plaintiff alleges The Cyclery & Fitness Center negligently entrusted a vehicle to an employee who failed to yield right of way, failed to maintain control of the vehicle and failed to keep proper lookout, the suit says.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation in the amount in excess of $50,000 plus costs of the suit. She is represented by Tess M. Perica of The Perica Law Firm PC in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1407

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