Suit seeking $50K claims vehicle rear-ended twice by same car

By Andrea Dearden | May 28, 2013

A St. Clair County woman says she was rear-ended twice in a multi-car crash in Belleville.

Christina Mottershead filed a lawsuit April 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Susan Ruiz and Carly Hampton.

Mottershead was driving north on Green Mount Lane in April 2011, according to the complaint, when she stopped for traffic near the intersection of Mascoutah Avenue. While stopped, Mottershead says she was hit from behind by a car being driven by Hampton. Shortly after, Ruiz allegedly crashed into the back of Hampton's car, which then crashed into the rear of the Mottershead's car a second time.

Mottershead contends she had serious head injuries because of the crash and accuses Ruiz and Hampton of negligence. She asks for more than $100,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court costs.

Attorney Michael L. McGlynn of Belleville represents Mottershead.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-220

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