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Motorist sued over Pearl Street collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 19, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision on Pearl Street. 

Lawanda McGlown filed a complaint on Dec. 14 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Gerald Conner, alleging negligence. 

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 5, she was operating a motor vehicle westbound on Pearl Street when Conner allegedly struck the rear of her vehicle. 

As a result, McGlown claims she suffered injuries to her cervical, shoulder and lumbar area. 

The plaintiff alleges Conner failed to keep proper lookout for other vehicles on the roadway, followed her vehicle more closely than was reasonable and failed to properly apply brakes to stop the vehicle before colliding with her vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this action. 

She is 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-1700

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