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Driver, passenger say March 2015 rear-end crash in Belleville caused injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 24, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A driver and passenger are suing another motorist, citing negligence that resulted in a March 2015 crash and injuries.

Gaetano Patti and Fara Patti filed a complaint on April 7 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Windy Yanker alleging that the defendant failed in her duty of ordinary care in the operation of her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on March 21, 2015, Gaetano Patti was operating his vehicle with plaintiff Fara Patti as passenger when their vehicle collided with the defendant's vehicle. As a result, plaintiffs suffered physical injuries, loss of earnings and medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs hold Yanker responsible because she allegedly failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to properly apply brakes and failed to reduce speed to avoid the accident.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus the costs of this action and whatever other remedy the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt and Tobin PC in East Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-100

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