Kelly Holleran Mar. 14, 2013, 7:49am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims fell asleep and struck her vehicle.

Ali Willoughby claims she was driving north on Illinois Route 4 near Hunter School Road on March 16, 2010, when defendant Michael L. Gragert, who was driving south on the same road, fell asleep and crossed the center lane, striking Willoughby’s motorcycle.

Because of the collision, Willoughby suffered severe pain, incurred medical costs and lost wages, according to the complaint filed March 5 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Gragert negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to remain awake and alert while driving, failed to stop to avoid a collision and failed to keep his vehicle on his side of the road, the suit states.

In addition to Gragert, Willoughby names Michael D. Voyles as a defendant, saying he negligently lent his vehicle to an unlicensed and unsafe driver.

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

William E. Hourigan of Decatur will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-364.

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