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Passenger alleges injuries from collision

By Michael Abella | Nov 25, 2016

A passenger is suing over injuries she claims she sustained in a Madison County accident. 

Connie Anderson filed a complaint on Nov. 7, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Michael Shaw alleging he failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on July 3, she was a passenger in a motor vehicle traveling southbound on Illinois State Route 157 in Madison County when the vehicle being operated by Shaw struck the front of the vehicle in which she was a passenger.

As a result, she claims she sustained injuries that required medical care, treatment and services.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to keep careful lookout, failed to properly apply brakes or reduce speed and failed to yield right of way.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in a fair and just amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs for this action. She is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1516

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