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Driver accused of injuring woman while she stood on vehicle running board

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 25, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman claims she was standing on the side running board of a vehicle when she was knocked off and injured.

Carrie L. Kessler filed a complaint on July 18 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Sarah M. Cheung, alleging the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff claims that on July 20, she was standing on the passenger side running board of the defendant's vehicle when she was allegedly knocked off. 

As a result, Kessler suffered physical injuries, pain and suffering and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Cheung failed to operate her vehicle in a safe and controlled manner, failed to use every precaution to avoid a collision and failed to bring her vehicle safely to a stop.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to award for compensatory damages in an amount in excess of $50,000 with pre-judgment interest, attorney fees, costs, and to grant any other such relief as the court deems appropriate and just. 

She is represented by Michael R. Wesley of Law Office of Michael R. Wesley, LLC in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1018

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