Kelly Holleran Feb. 14, 2014, 11:39am

The mother of a minor has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended the vehicle in which her son was riding.

Nicholas Nunn, a minor by his mother and next friend Carrie McGee, filed a lawsuit Feb. 3 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Jean Lecointre.

McGee claims her son was riding in a vehicle in Venice on July 23, 2012, when the defendant rear-ended the vehicle. Because of the collision, Nunn suffered disability and disfigurement, experienced great pain and mental anguish, lost earnings, incurred medical costs and sustained a seriously diminished earning capacity, according to the complaint.

Lecointre negligently failed to reduce her speed to avoid a collision, drove while distracted, failed to properly apply her brakes, drove in such a manner so as to collide with the rear of Nunn’s vehicle and failed to keep a proper lookout, the suit states.

McGee is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just. She is being represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt and Tobin in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-180.

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