Passenger claims injuries in Poplar Street Bridge accident

Andrea Dearden Oct. 20, 2011, 3:30am

A St. Clair County woman says she was seriously injured when the car she was riding in was rear-ended on Interstate 64.

Rebecca Mehochko filed a lawsuit against Kenneth Barker Oct. 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Mehochko says in Ocotber 2010 she was a passenger in a car that was driving west on the Poplar Street Bridge. Barker allegedly hit the vehicle from behind, allegedly causing the passenger to be hurt.

Mehochko accuses Barker of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court costs.

Attorney John H. Hustava of Collinsville is representing Mehochko.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No.11-L-566

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