Molly English-Bowers Dec. 9, 2015, 2:18pm


BELLEVILLE–A Madison County woman is suing a St. Clair County motorist, alleging negligence in an automobile accident.

Peggy Tallmadge filed a lawsuit Nov. 2 in St. Clair County District Court against Kelly Seiberlich Reisa of Smithton, alleging negligence.

According to the plaintiff, on Oct. 1, 2014, Tallmadge was driving southbound on South Illinois Street near its intersection with West Cleveland Avenue in St. Clair County. The suit alleges Reisa was operating her motor vehicle carelessly and collided into the back of the plaintiff's vehicle. 

The suit states that collision caused the plaintiff's car to collide with the rear of a vehicle ahead of hers. As a result of the defendant's negligent and careless operation of her vehicle, the lawsuit says, Tallmadge suffered injuries to her right elbow and knee and back, including a herniated disc.

The plaintiff has accumulated nearly $27,600 in medical expenses and expects to incur more in the future, the suit says.

Tallmadge seeks judgment of at least $50,000, court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorney Julia M. Kerr of Brown & Crouppen in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-631.

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