Kari Valence Nov. 19, 2015, 3:12pm


A motorist is suing another driver, alleging the defendant's negligence led to an accident that caused the plaintiff to suffer injuries.

Caren Touchette filed a lawsuit Sept. 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Edna Wienstroer, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on March 23, 2014, Touchette was driving on state Route 15 in Fayetteville when Weinstroer's vehicle struck the front of her car. The suit says Weinstroer failed to keep lookout for other vehicles, failed to properly apply her brakes, drove her vehicle at an excessive rate of speed, and failed to yield, which led to the collision.

The lawsuit states the plaintiff received extensive injuries from the accident that required medical attention and incurred several thousands of dollars in medical bills.

Touchette seeks $50,000 plus costs of this suit. Touchette is represented by attorneys Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey, and Michelle M. Rich in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-540.

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