Motorist sued following Interstate 55 collision

By Michael Abella | Dec 4, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver and two passengers are suing motorist DeAngelo Watson, alleging negligence in connection with a highway collision.

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver and two passengers are suing another motorist for allegedly causing a collision on Interstate 55.

Renard Spiller, Renesha Miller and Korey Lindsey Sr. filed a complaint on Nov. 28 in Madison County Circuit Court against DeAngelo Watson, alleging he drove his vehicle in a manner that caused it to strike the vehicle occupied by the plaintiffs.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Oct. 17, Spiller was operating a motor vehicle northbound on Interstate 55 with Miller and Lindsey as passengers when the defendant struck the side of their vehicle.

As a result, the plaintiffs allegedly suffered extensive injuries, requiring medical care and treatment.

The plaintiffs allege Watson failed to maintain a careful lookout, failed to timely apply his brakes and operated his vehicle at a speed greater than reasonable.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor in a just amount in excess of $50,000 for each of them, plus costs of this suit.

They are 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-1616

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