Widow sues motorist following husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 13, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A widow is suing a motorist for allegedly hitting her husband as he walked along the road.

EDWARDSVILLE — A widow is suing a motorist for allegedly hitting her husband as he walked along the road. 

Joylynn Casey, as special representative of the estate of Jonathan Casey, deceased filed a complaint on Feb. 5, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Cody Coughlin alleging that the motorist failed to exercise ordinary care and caution in operating a motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 12, 2017, her husband, Jonathan Casey, was a pedestrian on the 600th block of 4th Street acting with due caution for his own safety when Coughlin carelessly drove his vehicle and collided into him. As a result, Jonathan Casey suffered serious injuries, causing his untimely death, the suit states. 

Joylynn Casey claims she suffered loss of service, companionship and society of her husband. 

The plaintiff alleges Coughlin negligently drove his vehicle at a dangerous speed without regard to the traffic condition, failed to maintain proper and sufficient lookout and failed to give audible warning of his approach.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court. 

She is represented by David Brody of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in Chicago.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-144

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