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Motorist accused of causing Glen Carbon collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 23, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a Glen Carbon rear-end accident.

Douglas and Jeanne Wojcieszak filed a complaint on Jan. 17, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Erika K. Gehlbach, alleging she failed to maintain proper control of her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 25, 2015, Douglas Wojcieszak was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy traveling westbound on North Main Street. He was stopped at the intersection of East Ingle Drive in Glen Carbon when he was allegedly rear-ended by Gehlbach's vehicle.

As a result, Douglas Wojcieszak claims he sustained injuries resulting in medical expenses, lost wages and benefits and loss of enjoyment of life. Jeanne Wojcieszak claims she suffered loss of support and companionship of her husband.

The plaintiffs alleges the defendant operated her vehicle at a speed greater than reasonable, failed to reduced speed to avoid collision and failed to concentrate on driving.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury, seek compensation for their alleged damages and losses, plus costs of suit and other relief as the court deems just.

They are represented by David I. Cates of Cates Mahoney, LLC in Swansea.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-30

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