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Woman alleges piece from construction company’s sign caused her fall on public sidewalk

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A pedestrian is suing a construction company after she allegedly fell after tripping on a wooden piece from an advertising sign that had been extended onto the sidewalk. Carol Bostick filed a complaint Oct. 29 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Middendorf & Reuss Construction, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Bostick was walking on a public sidewalk…

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Construction companies sued after Washington Park auxiliary police officer fell from Poplar Street Bridge

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The family of a Washington Park auxiliary police officer who fell to his death during a foot pursuit in 2018 are suing the construction companies for allegedly failing to maintain a safe work site during construction on the Poplar Street Bridge. Jacquelynn Davis and Romero Davis, independent administrators of the estate of Ricardo Davis Sr., filed the seven-count complaint Oct….

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Suit alleges truck driver was over federally mandated driving hours at time of collision

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A man injured in a tractor trailer collision claims a Clinton County farm allowed its driver to drive over the federally mandated number of hours and failed to maintain the brakes on the vehicle. Harvey Molderink filed a complaint Oct. 23 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Zachry Farms Inc., and Dennis Kreke, alleging negligence. Molderink alleges in…

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Man injured in East St. Louis collision claims driver ignored traffic signal

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A man injured in an East St. Louis traffic collision claims a negligent driver disregarded a traffic control device. Andre Pendergrass filed a complaint Oct. 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gabriel Escobar Salgado and BMG Logistics doing business as Jimenez Imports Trading Inc., alleging negligence. According to his complaint, Pendergrass was driving his vehicle northbound on…

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Fed-Ex subcontractor allegedly tripped over boxes at warehouse, suffered injuries

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A truck driver claims he was injured when he tripped over boxes left scattered by Fed-Ex employees. Matthew Gardner filed a complaint Oct. 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Fed-Ex Corporate Services Inc., Federal Express, doing business as Fed-Ex, Ground Package System Inc., doing business as Fed-Ex Ground, Mreic Sauget IL, LLC and others, alleging negligence. According…

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Child allegedly injured on rusty slide at East St. Louis park

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A mother claims her daughter required stitches and suffered an infection from a dilapidated, rusty slide at a park in East St. Louis. Luquesha Sims, as mother and next of friend of D.M.N.H., her minor daughter, filed a complaint Oct. 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against East St. Louis Park District Foundation, president William Dancy, vice president…

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Motorist sues truck driver, employer following East St. Louis Township collision

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A motorist claims she was injured when a truck driver allegedly caused a collision on Interstate 64 in the East St. Louis Township. Tarvarshay Graham filed a complaint Oct. 15 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gasa Leasing Inc., and Kevin Jansen, alleging negligence. Graham states in her complaint that on Oct. 18, 2018, she was driving her…

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Edwardsville asphalt company sued over employee’s alleged DUI, collision

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An Edwardsville paving and asphalt company is being sued after one of its employees allegedly caused a collision while driving under the influence. Sara Zaricor and Patricia Hannah filed a complaint Oct. 6 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gregory Blue Eldridge and Gregory C. Eldridge, doing business as Eldridge Paving, Asphalt & Maintenance, alleging negligence. According to…

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Suit alleges Wal-Mart employee dropped metal sign on child, caused concussion

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A Wal-Mart shopper claims an employee dropped a metal sign on her child’s head during repair work. Rosetta Freeman, individually and as next-of-kin to Myah Taylor, a minor, and Myah Taylor filed a complaint Oct. 13 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and an unknown John Doe, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were…

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