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Motorist alleges driver made sudden U-turn

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 6, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist for allegedly making a sudden U-turn in front of her and causing a collision.

Susan Stewart filed a complaint on Feb. 27 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Kenneth Andrews and employer Rice Transport LLC, alleging Andrews failed to make a safe U-turn to avoid collision.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 12, she was operating a motor vehicle traveling Southbound when Andrews, who was operating his employers vehicle, made a U-turn in front of the her vehicle, causing Steward to strike the rear of his vehicle and travel into the ditch.

As a result, Steward claims she suffered physical injuries, loss of wages and incurred medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges Andrews failed to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles, failed to properly apply brakes and failed to signal his intention to turn left and make a U-turn.

The plaintiff seeks a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit and other further relief the court deems just and proper.

She is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich, and Cooksey, PC in Fairview Heights.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-302

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