Rear-end collision subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 7, 2008

Tammy Willis has filed suit against Roy L. Tidwell, alleging she was severely injured after a rear-end collision.

Willis was driving north on Kingshighway near its intersection with Metrolink tracks on April 9, 2007, when Tidwell rear-ended her, according to a complaint filed Oct. 2 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Willis's neck, back, left leg, left heel, trunk, spinal column, vertebrae, intervertebral discs and all the limbs, muscles, bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, tissues, nerves, blood vessels, membranes in them were bruised, contused, lacerated, cut, torn, swollen, aggravated, ruptured, mashed, wrenched, narrowed, compressed, subluxed, abraded, dislocated, strained, sprained and stiff, the suit states.

Willis claims she has suffered headaches because of the collision and suffered damage to her entire nervous system.

She claims her ability to work has been greatly impaired and that she has lost money from her employment.

Willis has also become responsible for medical costs, according to the complaint.

Tidwell was negligent because he failed to exercise ordinary care, drove too fast, failed to stop, failed to warn of his approach and drove while intoxicated, the suit states.

Willis is seeking a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

David M. Nissenholtz of Cofman & Townsley in St. Louis will be representing Willis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 08-L-484.

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