Suit alleges intoxicated motorist caused head-on collision with vacationers

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 30, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — Four plaintiffs are suing the estate of an intoxicated motorist who allegedly caused a head-on collision as the plaintiffs were heading on vacation. 

Christian Butdorf et al. filed a complaint on Jan. 14 in the Madison County Circuit Court against the estate of Ethan Henry, Matthew Henry and Colleen Henry, as estate representatives, and Bradley Angel, alleging Angel negligently allowed Ethan Henry to operate his vehicle while intoxicated.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Feb. 16, 2018, they were traveling on Interstate 70 heading on a ski vacation in Colorado when Ethan Henry allegedly caused a head-on collision. The suit states that Ethan Henry's blood alcohol level was .188, which is more than double the legal limit allowed by law. 

The plaintiffs claim they suffered severe injuries that required emergency treatment and surgery, which resulted in medical bills. 

The plaintiffs holds the defendants responsible because Ethan Henry allegedly negligently consumed alcoholic beverages, causing his ability to drive to become dangerously impaired.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount that is fair and reasonable under the circumstances and all other relief that is just and proper. They are represented by Timothy P. O'Mara of Spector, Wolfe, McLaughlin, O'Mara & Hall LLC in Kirkwood.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 19-L-0050

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