Edwardsville woman accused of negligence in crash

Andrea Dearden Oct. 13, 2010, 1:38am

A Glen Carbon man has filed a negligence claim against the woman he says crashed into him as he drove through an Edwardsville intersection.

Rex W. Fernando filed the lawsuit against Janet L. Haroian Oct. 4 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Fernando accuses the Edwardsville woman of crashing into his Buick LeSabre as he drove through the intersection of Troy Road and Governor's Parkway on March 8. He says he was severely injured in the crash.

Fernando claims Haroian had a duty to operate her car with ordinary and reasonable care but entered the intersection when it was not safe. He says she is negligent for failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to yield to oncoming traffic and failing to keep her vehicle under control.

Fernando is asking to be compensated at least $50,000 for pain and suffering, medical expenses, disability and loss of enjoyment of a normal life.

Attorney Eric J. Carlson, of Edwardsville, is representing Fernando.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 10-L-1026

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