Woman sues after rear-end collision

Matt Smith Jul. 21, 2015, 10:43am


A Dorsey woman is suing a driver over injuries that were allegedly the result a car accident.

Diane Turpen filed a lawsuit on May 7 in St. Clair County 20th Judicial Circuit Court against Nicholas Lampe for negligence.

According to the filing, the defendant’s vehicle struck the plaintiff’s vehicle while she was stopped at a traffic light waiting to merge onto Interstate 55/27 Northbound in Collinsville.

As a result of the collision the plaintiff suffered severe injuries to her upper extremities. The suit states that the defendant failed to decrease the speed of his vehicle to avoid a collision and failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety on others on the roadway.

The plaintiff seeks a judgement in her favor for more than $75,000 in medical expenses plus court costs. She is represented by Jerome Schlichter of the Schlichter, Bogard and Denton Law Firm.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-275

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