A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle.

Sondra Otten claims she was driving on Greenmount Commons at its intersection with Green Mount Road in Belleville on April 7, 2009, when defendant Kathryn Henry, who was driving a 2005 Chevrolet behind Otten, struck her.

Because of the collision, Otten sustained disability and disfigurement, incurred medical costs and experienced pain and suffering, according to the complaint filed March 3 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Henry negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, drove too fast, failed to reduce her speed to avoid a collision and failed to use ordinary care, the suit states.

In her complaint, Otten is seeking actual damages of more than $50,000, plus costs.

She will be represented by Kevin Boyne of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-108.

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