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

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 the complaint, Gregory Blue Eldridge, who was under the employment of Eldridge Paving, Asphalt & Maintenance, was driving a vehicle in the north bound lane on Illinois Route 4 in Cornmill on Jan. 5. The plaintiffs allege they were traveling in a Ford Fusion driven by Zaricor when Eldridge allegedly veered into the southbound lane and struck their vehicle.

They claim Eldridge was cited for driving while under the influence. The plaintiffs also allege Eldridge had no insurance was cited for “improper lane use.”

They claim in their complaint that Zaricor suffered head, jaw, and dental, among other injuries. Hannah claims she suffered head, jaw and facial nerve injuries. Both plaintiffs allege they have also suffered emotional distress and anxiety and incurred medical expenses, as a result of the collision.

The plaintiffs seek compensation of more than $50,000 and all other just relief.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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