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Driver sues following Wood River crash

By Michael Abella | Feb 7, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist claims he was injured in a Wood River car crash.

James Cook filed a complaint on Jan. 20 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Kay Slayden, alleging she failed to operate her vehicle in a safe and prudent manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 6, 2015, he was traveling westbound on Edwardsville Road near its intersection with Whitelaw Avenue in Wood River when Slayden negligently caused a collision with his vehicle.

As a result, Cook claims he sustained injuries to his body, both internally and externally, causing him to suffer great physical and mental pain, property damage and medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to yield at an intersection, failed to keep proper lookout and failed to give proper signal or warnings.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for an equitable sum exceeding $50,000, plus his costs of this action.

He is represented by Michael P. Glisson and Timothy J. Chartrand of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-87

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