Highway 203 accident leads to suit
A woman has filed suit against the drivers who she claims caused her to sustain physical injuries during a collision.
Diana Flowers claims she was riding in a Hyundai Sonata defendant Janet Berndt was driving south on Highway 203 at its intersection with Maryville Road. Suddenly, Berndt encountered a vehicle defendant Timothy Harper had stopped in the middle of the road, according to the complaint filed Sept. 19 in Madison County Circuit Court.
Berndt's and Harper's vehicle collided, causing Flowers to suffer physical pain, to incur medical costs and to suffer permanent injuries and disfigurement, the suit states. She also lost her normal life, the complaint says.
Flowers blames Harper for contributing to the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, stopped in the road, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to give a warning of his presence, failed to use tail lights and head lights and failed to provide assistance to an injured person.
Berndt negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to reduce her speed to avoid a collision, drove too fast, failed to sound an audible horn to avoid a collision and failed to provide assistance to an injured person, according to the complaint.
In her two-count complaint, Flowers is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.
Brian M. Wendler of Wendler Law in Edwardsville will be representing her.
Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-1504.