Driver claims injuries in St. Clair County suit

Kelly Holleran Jun. 30, 2009, 7:58am

A Belleville woman has filed suit against the driver who she says hit the side of her vehicle while she was attempting to drive through an intersection.

Jane C. Knop says she was driving her 2007 Toyota Camry east on Washington Street on June 23, 2007, when Mary B. Renner, who was driving south on Jackson Street, hit the side of Knop's Camry in the middle of the intersection with the front bumper of her 2003 Mazda Tribute.

Because of the accident, Knop was severely injured, suffered great mental and physical pain, experienced limitations and disabilities, which will continue, and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed June 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Renner failed to drive at the posted speed limit, drove too fast for the traffic conditions, overlooked Knop, failed to reduce her speed to avoid an accident, failed to apply her brakes, failed to avoid colliding with Knop and failed to keep a proper lookout, the suit states.

In the two-count suit, Knop is seeking a judgment in excess of $100,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

She will be represented by Ronald R. Duebbert of The Duebbert Law Office in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-328.

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