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Motorist, passenger allege injuries from Wood River collision

By Michael Abella | Jan 13, 2017


EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist and passenger allege an East Alton man rear-ended their vehicle and attempted to flee the scene.

Dennis McIntire and Damian Abel filed a complaint on Dec. 23, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mark A. Meyer, alleging the East Alton motorist breached his duty to exercise reasonable care and caution in operating his vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Oct. 11, 2016, McIntire was operating his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am with Abel as a passenger. McIntire was stopped at the intersection of Highway 143 and Route 3 in Wood River when Meyer allegedly struck their vehicle from the rear and attempted to flee the scene of the accident.

As a result of the accident, the plaintiffs sustained temporary and permanent injuries and incurred medical expenses, the suit states.

The plaintiffs allege Meyer failed to keep proper lookout, failed to yield and operated his vehicle while under the influence of drug and/or alcohol.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000 for each of them, plus costs of suit.

They are represented by Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices Ltd. in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1750

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