Fairview Heights accident is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Nov. 23, 2010, 12:47am

A woman claims she sustained neck, shoulder and low back injuries after a driver crashed into the passenger side of her vehicle.

Christine Radford filed a lawsuit Nov. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nicholas Palmisano and Carla Palmisano.

Radford claims she drove west on Market Street at its intersection with Plaza Drive in Fairview Heights on Sept. 23 when Nicholas Palmisano, who drove south on Plaza Drive, struck the passenger side of her vehicle.

In addition to her injuries, Radford became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled and incurred medical costs because of the collision, according to the complaint. She also suffered disability, experienced pain and suffering and lost money, the suit states.

She blames Nicholas Palmisano for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove in such a manner as to strike the passenger side of her vehicle, failed to properly apply his brakes, drove too fast and failed to yield the right-of-way.

Radford names Carla Palmisano as a defendant because she says Carla Palmisano allowed Nicholas Palmisano to drive her vehicle.

In her two-count complaint, Radford seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Thomas C. Rich and Kristina D. Cooksey of Fairview Heights will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-581.

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