Alton rear-end collision leads to suit

Kelly Holleran Sep. 29, 2008, 2:39am

Dorothy Hudson has filed suit against Bobbie Jo Sanders through her administrator, Rene Bassett-Butler, alleging she was injured after a rear-end collision in Alton.

Hudson was driving her 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier on East Broadway at the intersection of Washington Avenue on Oct. 4, 2006, at 12:14 p.m., according to the complaint filed Sept. 25 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Sanders, who is now deceased, was driving her 2000 Pontiac Grand Am west on East Broadway and rear-ended Hudson, the suit states.

Because of the collision, Hudson claims she injured her neck, back and shoulder and has suffered pain both physically and mentally.

She also became responsible for medical costs, according to the complaint.

Sanders was negligent because she drove her Grand Am too fast, failed to keep her car under control, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to reduce her speed as she approached Hudson, failed to slow down to avoid an accident and followed another car too closely, the suit states.

Hudson is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs of the suit.

Samuel A. Mormino, Jr., of Mormino, Velloff, Edmonds & Snider in Alton will be representing her.

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