Mother and daughter claim injuries in ESL accident

Kelly Holleran Oct. 16, 2012, 7:45am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign, causing the woman and her minor daughter to sustain various injuries.

Leah McDougler claims she and her minor daughter, Ra-quel Wilson, traveled on State Street in East St. Louis on April 21 when defendant Sherry White, who drove on 59th Street, failed to yield at a stop sign and struck the side of their vehicle.

Because of the collision, McDougler and her daughter sustained neck and back injuries; became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled; and suffered disability, according to the complaint filed Sept. 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. They also experienced pain and suffering while McDougler incurred medical costs and lost wages, the suit states.

White negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove in such a manner as to strike the side of McDougler's vehicle, failed to properly apply her brakes, drove too fast and failed to yield the right-of-way, the complaint says.

In her two-count complaint, McDougler is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Thomas C. Rich and Kristina D. Cooksey of Fairview Heights will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-488.

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