A couple has filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended their vehicle.

Deborah and Dennis Humphrey claim they were traveling south on Green Mount Road approaching its intersection with Interstate 64 on July 9, 2010, at about 7:13 p.m. when defendant Katherine Pocuca, who was also driving south, struck the rear of their vehicle.

Because of the collision, the Humphreys were made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled; suffered disability and disfigurement; and experienced paid and suffering, according to the complaint filed March 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. They also incurred medical costs and lost their earnings and their earning capacities, the suit states.

Pocuca negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to decrease her speed to avoid a collision, failed to obey a traffic-control device, failed to drive within a single lane and failed to drive with adequate brakes, the complaint says.

In their two-count complaint, the Humphreys are seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Jack Carey of Belleville will be representing them.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-128.

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