Andrea Dearden Sep. 19, 2013, 9:43am

A Caseyville woman is accused of causing a crash when she tried to change lanes while driving in Fairview Heights.

Sharon S. Finke filed a lawsuit Aug. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Brittany N. Eldridge.

Finke was driving south on Illinois Highway 159 in October 2011, according to the complaint, when Eldridge, also driving south, allegedly tried to change lanes near the 7300 block of Highway 159. Finke claims Eldridge was too close to make a safe lane change and ended up crashing into her.

Finke accuses Eldridge of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills and court costs.

Attorney Steven M. Dioneda of St. Louis represents Finke.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-439

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