A woman is suing a driver she claims is responsible for a three-car accident on North Belt East.

Alexia Garcia filed suit Feb. 23 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Olivia Jarvis over an accident that took place Aug, 19, 2013.

The suit states that the plaintiff was driving a 2000 Honda Civic northwest on Illinois State Route 161 on a stretch known as the North Belt East, just north of its intersection with East A St. in Belleville. A vehicle driven by Ashley Renee Mullen was directly behind Garcia. Jarvis, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt behind Mullen, was third in succession to the plaintiff’s car and Mullen’s car.

According to the filing, Jarvis ran into Mullen’s S-10 pickup truck, pushing it into the rear of Garcia’s Honda Civic, with the impact injuring Garcia. Complaining of torn and otherwise injured ligaments, membranes, nerves, blood vessels and body tissue, Garcia seeks in excess of $50,000 in damages.

She is being represented in the case by Richard Reed of Reed and Bruhn in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 15-L-101

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