Mildred I. Trumpet is suing Dora J. Clark over back and hip injuries she says she sustained while being tossed to and fro in her car after an accident.

In the complaint filed April 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Trumpet says she was driving a 1996 Buick Regal south on Illinois Street at its intersection with Pawnee in Swansea on May 16, 2007, when Clark, who was driving west on Pawnee, collided with her.

In addition to her injuries, Trumpet says she sustained great pain and mental anguish and incurred medical bills.

Clark was negligent by failing to obey a traffic control device, by failing to stop when it was necessary to avoid an accident and by failing to keep her vehicle under control, according to the complaint.

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

Bruce N. Cook of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin in Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-209.

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