Woman claims driver rear-ended vehicle at Bethalto intersection

By Andrea Dearden | May 28, 2013

A Wood River woman claims she was hurt when a Bethalto driver crashed into the back of her.

Tina M. Leader filed a petition against Judy L. Jordan on May 9 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Leader says the crash happened while she was stopped in her vehicle in a westbound turn lane of Illinois Route 140, waiting to turn onto southbound Illinois Route 111. Jordan drove up behind Leader and, according to the complaint, crashed into the back of her vehicle.

Leader contends Jordan was negligent for failing to keep a proper lookout and failing to keep control of the vehicle to avoid a collision. She says the impact of rear-end crash injured her neck, shoulder and arm.

Leader is asking for more than $50,000 in damages plus court costs.

Attorney Keith Short of Edwardsville represents her.  

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-725

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