EDWARDSVILLE – A woman is
suing over injuries she allegedly received in the course of a rear-end collision. She is citing negligence.
Sarah E. Whitsell filed the suit April
25 in Madison County Circuit Court against Benjamin E. Davis and RGTJ
On Sept. 9, 2015, the
plaintiff was driving in a southbound direction on Nameoki Road in
Chouteau Township, and the defendant Davis was driving behind
the plaintiff's vehicle, the suit says. The plaintiff had to yield to traffic in
front of her vehicle, at which time the defendant allegedly
drove into the rear of her car, the suit claims.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of Davis, including failing to keep his vehicle under
proper control, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to yield to
traffic in front of him, and failing to exercise ordinary care and
caution in operating his vehicle. At the time, he was driving a
vehicle owned by defendant RGTJ Enterprises.
As a result of the
collision, the plaintiff was injured in her neck and back, will
continue to suffer pain, will continue to lose wages, she has spent
money on medical care, and she has lost her normal enjoyment of
life, the suit alleges.
The plaintiff seeks a
judgment in excess of $50,000 from both defendants. She is
represented by John T. Papa of Callis, Papa & Szewczyk PC in
Madison County Circuit Court
case number 16-L-571