A woman is suing the driver she says ran into her shopping cart as she was pushing it across a Fairview Heights parking lot.

Judith E. Bertram filed the complaint against Nancy L. Alexander Oct. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Bertram says she was pushing a shopping cart through the Deals store parking lot on Lincoln Trail in Fairview Heights on Dec. 16, 2008. Bertram says Alexander was driving a vehicle and hit the shopping cart, causing Bertram to fall.

Bertram says she was severely injured when she fell and now suffers permanent disability that keep her from ordinary activities. She is asking for more than $50,000 in damages.

Attorney Staci M. Yandle of O'Fallon is representing Bertram. They request a jury trial.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 10-L-559

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