Fairview Heights woman sues Superior for wreck

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 3, 2005, 12:22am

Route 159 and West Pointe Drive in Swansea

Fairview Heights resident Penny Kennedy filed a four-count lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court March 24 against Superior Office Snacks, George Schumacher, and Mike Jost over an automobile accident which occurred March 26, 2003.

Kennedy claims she was driving her 1999 Honda Accord south on Route 159 in Swansea when Schumacher allegedly pulled his 1991 Ford van out of the West Pointe Business Center, colliding into her.

According to the complaint, Schumacher failed to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles, failed to keep his vehicle under control, failed to stop or swerve his vehicle in order to avoid a collision, and failed to yield the right of way to other vehicles.

As a result of the impact, Kennedy claims she suffered injuries to her body and nervous system, lost wages, permanent pain and discomfort, medical expenses, and she has become physically limited and restricted in a permanent nature.

Kennedy also alleges that at the time of the accident, Schumacher was serving as an agent of Superior Office Snacks which is owned by Jost and he was driving a vehicle owned by Superior.

Represented by Robert Nelson of Nelson and Nelson of Belleville, Kennedy is seeking at least $50,000 in damages, plus all legal fees and expenses.

05 L 208 (20th Circuit)

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