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Woman accuses Fairview Heights motorist of negligence

By Michael Abella | Dec 8, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A Cahokia woman is suing a Fairview Heights City motorist, alleging negligence in connection with a collision.

Yvonne Tucker filed a complaint on Nov. 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Brandon Riley, alleging the defendant failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 13, 2014, she was driving a motor vehicle in Belleville when the defendant, who was traveling next to the plaintiff, negligently caused his vehicle to collide with the plaintiff's vehicle.

As a result of the collision, Tucker sustained severe injuries resulting in medical expenses and loss of wages and gainful employment, she alleges.

The plaintiff alleges Riley failed to keep careful lookout, failed to stop or swerve and/or to timely stop his vehicle to avoid a collision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs of this suit and any other relief that is just and proper.

She is represented by Ronald J. Foster Jr. of Walton Telken Foster LLC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-594

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