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Marti Motors accused of negligence following crash

By Michael Abella | Oct 31, 2016

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EDWARDSVILLE — A bus driver is suing after a motorist allegedly caused a collision while driving with a suspended license.

Jesse Ingram filed a complaint on Oct. 12 in Madison County Circuit Court against Marti Motors Inc. and motorist Anthony Carney.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff claims he was operating a transit bus on Oct. 25, 2014, and was stopped at a railroad crossing when Carney, who was operating a vehicle owned by Marti Motors, collided with the bus. Ingram claims Carney operated the vehicle with a suspended license.

As a result, Ingram claims he sustained serious injuries that led to medical expenses and a loss of ability to enjoy life.

The plaintiff alleges Carney failed to maintain proper lookout, failed to yield right of way, operated his vehicle at an excessive rate of speed, and drove dangerously. He alleges Marti Motors shouldn't have allowed him to drive its vehicle with a suspended license.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs incurred for this action. He is represented by Thomas G. Kemper of Butler & Kemper in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1425

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