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Motorist sues over Route 157 collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 22, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist for allegedly turning in front of her at the intersection of South State Route 157.

Mary Christen filed a complaint on Aug. 9 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Paige Frye, alleging she failed to properly operate her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 24, 2015, she was driving at the intersection of South State Route 157 when Frye's vehicle allegedly collided with her vehicle, causing injuries. 

As a result, Christen claims she suffered disability and incurred medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Frye failed to keep a proper lookout, improperly turned in front of the plaintiff's oncoming vehicle without yielding the right of way and failed to reduce speed.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit and any other relief the court deems just and proper. 

She is represented by Joseph E. Hoefert of Joseph E. Hoefert in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1145

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