Route 161 collision is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 30, 2011, 1:00pm


A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle while her two minor children were riding as passengers in it.

Sabrina Good claims she was driving a vehicle north on West Boulevard just south of its intersection with Highway 161 in Belleville on Aug. 1, 2009, when defendant Chelsea Chapman, who was driving in the same direction, rear-ended her. At the time of the collision, Sabrina Good's two minor children, Lillian Good and Wallen Good, were riding as passengers in her vehicle.

Because of the collision, Sabrina Good and her children sustained severe and permanent injuries, experienced great pain and anguish and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed July 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. In addition, Sabrina Good lost wages, the suit states.

Chapman negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, collided with Good's vehicle, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision, drove too fast and failed to stop in time to avoid a collision, the complaint says.

In her five-count complaint, Sabrina Good is seeking a judgment of more than $250,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

She will be represented by Ronald J. Foster Jr. of Schoen, Walton, Telken and Foster in East St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-424.

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