Route 159 rear-end accident causes injuries, suit claims

Kelly Holleran May 11, 2011, 7:27am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her vehicle as she attempted to make a turn.

Elizabeth A. Edwards claims she was driving north on State Route 159 on Dec. 28 when she stopped and put on her left-hand signal, attempting to turn left. Suddenly, defendant Travis W. Edwards struck her, according to the complaint filed April 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Because of the collision, Elizabeth Edwards suffered serious and permanent bodily injuries to her right leg, foot and ankle and incurred medical costs, the suit states. In addition, she could no longer engage in her normal activities and interests, the complaint says.

Elizabeth Edwards blames Travis Edwards for causing the collision, saying he negligently drove too fast, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision, failed to observe due care, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to exercise reasonable care.

In her complaint, Elizabeth Edwards is seeking actual damages of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

James O. Hacking III of Hacking Law Practice in St. Louis will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-186.

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