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Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in pedestrian's accident suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 8, 2017

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A Madison County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of a truck driver sued for allegedly driving over a pedestrian’s foot.

The two-day trial ended on Tuesday when the jury entered their verdict for defendant Ronald Skiff in Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder’s courtroom.

Ronald Roth of Roth Law Offices in Granite City represented plaintiff Kimberly Watson.

McDonald & Bogdan of St. Louis represented Skiff.

Watson, a resident of Madison, filed her complaint on Dec. 30, 2014, against Skiff, a Carlyle resident.

She alleged that on Jan. 7, 2013, Skiff was operating a semi-trailer truck in the course of his business, Ron’s Truck Service.

Watson claimed she was a pedestrian preparing to cross the street in the 1800 block of Third Street in Madison.

She alleged she was waiting for a break in traffic when Skiff drove his vehicle so close to her that he drove over her foot, crushing it.

Watson alleged Skiff failed to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians at or near the roadway.

As a result, Watson alleged she suffered injuries, disability, loss of earnings and earning capacity, loss of a normal life and incurred medical expenses.

Watson sought a judgment of more than $50,000.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-1784

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