Rear-end accident on Highway 50 near I-64 leads to suit

Andrea Dearden Aug. 16, 2012, 2:00am

The owner of a Belleville construction company is accused of rear-ending another car while driving on a St. Clair County highway.

Lucretia Jones filed a lawsuit July 23 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Amy Florek, individually, and her company, Florek Homes Inc.

Jones says the crash happened while she was driving west on West Highway 50 in August 2010. As she neared the I-64 westbound on-ramp, Jones says she had to slow for congested traffic. Jones claims she was then hit from behind by a car driven by Florek. Florek is the co-owner of Florek Homes and was on the job at the time of the crash, the complaint states.

Jones claims Florek and her business are responsible for the injuries Jones allegedly received in the crash. She is suing both for negligence and asks for more than $100,000 in damages for medical expenses and court costs.

Attorney Justin B. Mattea of Collinsville represents Jones.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 12-L-373

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