Cahokia accident results in suit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2010, 3:44am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her, causing her and her minor son to incur injuries.

Talinna N. Johnson claims she was driving east on Camp Jackson Road near its intersection with Range Lane in Cahokia on Oct. 29 when defendant Willis D. Mathes, who was driving in the same direction, struck the back of her vehicle.

At the time of the accident, Talinna N. Johnson's son, Amir J. Johnson, was riding in the vehicle with her.

Both Johnsons sustained serious and disabling injuries; incurred medical costs; and experienced great pain, suffering and emotional distress, according to the complaint filed July 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. In addition, both were unable to carry out their usual daily activities, the suit states.

Mathes negligently drove too fast, failed to reduce his speed, rear-ended Johnson and failed to keep a proper lookout for traffic, the complaint says.

In her two-count complaint, Johnson is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Hausmann-McNally in Decatur will be representing them.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-356.

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