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Injured passenger sues three bars, driver over accident


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 10, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — Three bars and a driver face a lawsuit over an accident on Rockwell Road.

Eric Schumacher filed a complaint on Aug. 29 in Madison County Circuit Court against Amanda Canada, Dawg Haus Bar Inc., Rock Bottom LLC and Illinois Motorheads Inc.

According to the complaint, Canada was driving Schumacher down Rockwell Road near Klenke Lane when suddenly the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. Schumacher suffered injuries to his head, left shoulder, face and hands, the complaint states. 

Schumacher alleges Canada was intoxicated and speeding at the time. He claims Dawg Haus Bar Inc., Rock Bottom LLC and Illinois Motorheads Inc. violated the Dram Shop Act by selling alcohol to Canada. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court. He is represented by Laura E. Cole of Smith, Mendenhall, Selby & Cole in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-1123

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