Driver alleges injuries from Alton collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 24, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges she was injured in an Alton collision when another driver failed to obey a traffic sign.

EDWARDSVILLE – A woman alleges she was injured in an Alton collision when another driver failed to obey a traffic sign.

Paula M. Appleby filed a complaint on July 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against Mariah C. Spiller, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 10, 2016, she was driving north on Central Avenue near the intersection of Elliott when she was struck by the defendant's vehicle. 

As a result, Appleby claims she suffered physical injuries, experienced pain and suffering and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Spiller failed to reduce speed to avoid colliding with another vehicle; failed to brake, steer or otherwise maneuver her vehicle in order to avoid collision; failed to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles; and failed to obey traffic signs located in the intersection.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for a sum of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit and  further relief as the court deems just and proper. 

She is represented by Rodney D. Caffey of The Caffey Law Firm LLC in Godfrey.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1007

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