I-64 accident in ESL subject of injury suit

Kelly Holleran May 17, 2010, 8:24am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she says rear-ended her as she was driving on the interstate.

Elizabeth L. Cutler claims she was driving west on Interstate 64 near mile post 3 in East St. Louis on July 15 when defendant Carlos D. Jackson, who was driving in the same direction, failed to slow for traffic as Cutler did.

Jackson rear-ended Cutler, causing her to sustain injuries to her body, to suffer pain and permanent disability, to incur medical costs and to lose wages, according to the complaint filed May 5 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Jackson negligently drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to slow down or swerve his vehicle to avoid a collision, the suit states.

In her complaint, Cutler is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

Brad L. Badgley of Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-222.

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