Minor's injuries blamed on collision

By The Madison County Record | Mar 27, 2014

A woman has filed suit against the driver she claims struck the vehicle in which she and a minor boy were riding.

Miranda Rushing filed suit March 13 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Glenna Doerr.

According to the complaint, Rushing was driving a 2009 Mini Cooper east on New Poag Road near its intersection with North University Drive in Edwardsville on Dec. 26 when the defendant, who was driving north on North University Drive in Edwardsville, failed to yield the right-of-way and struck Rushing’s vehicle. At the time of the collision, minor Avery Close was riding in Rushing’s vehicle, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, Rushing and Close suffered injuries to their backs, necks and heads and suffered great pain and mental anguish, the suit states. They also suffered disability and lost their normal lives, the complaint says. In addition, Rushing claims she has lost wages, incurred medical costs and incurred property damages.

Doerr negligently failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to stop at an intersection, failed to reduce her speed to avoid an accident, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, failed to stop in time to avoid a collision, failed to give a proper signal and drove without safe brakes, according to the complaint.

Rushing is seeking a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs. She is being represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-404.

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