Cougar Drive accident is subject of suit

Andrea Dearden Jan. 21, 2011, 8:57am

A woman is suing the driver she says is responsible for injuries she allegedly received in a rear-end crash on the campus of Southern Illinois University.

Katrina Hughes accuses Jennifer Trgovich of negligence in a lawsuit filed Jan. 14 in Madison County Circuit Court. Hughes says Trgovich is to blame for the rear-end crash in Edwardsville in January 2009.

According to the complaint, Hughes was in a Dodge Caliber on Cougar Lake Drive. She says she was stopped waiting to turn onto East University Drive when Trgovich allegedly ran her Jeep Wrangler into the back of the Caliber.

Hughes says she received multiple injuries that required expensive medical treatment and have caused pain, mental. She says she has also lost wages because she has been forced to work less since the crash.

Hughes is asking for more than $50,000 in damages.

Attorney Richard G. Reed of Reed and Bruhn P.C. in Belleville is representing Hughes.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-33.

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