Molly English-Bowers Mar. 8, 2016, 1:00pm


EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist is suing over injuries she claims she suffered in a rear-end automobile accident.

Lori Ahlers filed the suit Feb. 18 in Madison County Circuit Court against Danielle Bonnell of Alton.

On Sept. 8, 2015, the plaintiff claims she was driving southbound on Homer Adams Parkway and was stopped in traffic. At the same time, the defendant was driving in the same direction and allegedly drove into the rear of the plaintiff's vehicle.

Ahlers claims Bonnell had a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others. She claims the defendant was negligent for driving her vehicle too fast for conditions, failing to keep her vehicle under proper control, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to reduce her speed to avoid an accident and following too closely.

As a result of that alleged negligence, the plaintiff alleges she was injured in her neck and back, expects to continue suffering pain of body and mind, will continue to incur medical bills to treat her injuries, and will lose money she would otherwise be able to make as an able-bodied person.

The plaintiff seeks a judgment against the defendant for a sum in excess of $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by Samuel A. Mormino Jr. of Mormino, Velloff & Snyder PC in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-239

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