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Man accused of negligence for Troy crash with then-16-year-old driver, four passengers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 20, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver and her four passengers are suing a motorist for alleged careless driving which caused a collision.

Joelisa Lacey, Tarashay Anderson and Clorin Anderson, and Joyce Anderson as next-of-kin of Nakkia Young, a minor, filed a complaint on June 12 in Madison County Circuit Court against Joe Walker alleging that the defendant failed in his duty to exercise ordinary care in the operation, possession, and control of his vehicle so as not to cause injury to others. Joyce Anderson is the mother of driver Joelisa Lacey, who is now 18 but was 16 at the time of the crash; Young is 17.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 5, 2015, Lacey was driving northbound on Washington Avenue near Homer M. Adams Parkway in Troy together with her four passengers when her vehicle collided with defendant Walker's vehicle. As a result, plaintiffs suffered physical injuries, disability and medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs holds Walker responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep his automobile under proper control, failed to keep a proper lookout for other automobiles on the public street and failed to give a proper signal or sound his horn in time to warn plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in excess $50,000, together with costs of action, and any other further relief to which the court deems proper. They are represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-825

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