Passengers sue driver following Alton crash

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 12, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE – Two passengers are seeking damages for injuries sustained in an Alton auto collision.

Belkys Robinson and Jacob Robinson filed a complaint on Nov. 30 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Jose Morales, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Feb. 23, 2017, they were passengers in a motor vehicle being driven by Morales, traveling westbound on Alby Street in Alton. The suit states the defendant pulled out in front of oncoming traffic and caused their vehicle to be struck by another vehicle. 

The plaintiffs allege they sustained injuries all over their bodies resulting in medical expenses, disability, lost wages and pain and suffering. 

The plaintiffs allege Morales failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to yield to the right of way and failed to maintain his vehicle under proper control.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages of more than $50,000, plus costs of this action. 

They are represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-1635

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