Collinsville accident causes injuries, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Sep. 20, 2011, 4:16am

A woman has filed suit against a driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle.

Joyce M. Burnett claims she was driving a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire north on Illinois Route 157 near its intersection with Bluff Road in Collinsville on Jan. 25, 2010, when defendant Christi L. Beavers, who was also driving north, crashed into the rear of Burnett's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Burnett sustained spinal injuries, incurred medical costs and lost wages, according to the complaint filed Sept. 12 in Madison County Circuit Court. In addition, she experienced pain and suffering and a diminished quality of life, the suit states.

Beavers negligently failed to reduce her speed, failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast and rear-ended Burnett's vehicle, the complaint says.

Burnett is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000.

John H. Leskera of Leskera Law Firm in Collinsville will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-912.

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