A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended the vehicle in which she was riding.

Cynthia Munoz claims she was riding in a 2012 Toyota Corolla her daughter, Jessica Hutto, was driving north on Interstate 255 approaching its intersection with Interstate 64 in Centreville Township on Aug. 24. Suddenly, defendant Roy Moore Jr., who drove a 2001 Ford F-150 north on the same road, struck the back of the Corolla, according to the complaint filed Nov. 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Because of the collision, Munoz sustained severe and permanent neck, back and shoulder injuries and suffered disability and disfigurement, the suit states. She also sustained great physical pain and mental anguish, lost wages and incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Munoz blames Moore for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep his truck under proper control, failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision, drove without safe brakes and followed the Corolla too closely.
Munoz is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

George R. Ripplinger of Ripplinger and Zimmer in Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-628.

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