A woman claims she suffered serious injuries to her neck, back and head after a driver disregarded a traffic signal and struck her vehicle.
Hollie M. Huckaby alleges she drove her 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck south on Illinois Route 161 near its intersection with Lebanon Avenue in Belleville on Jan. 16 when defendant Christopher C. Story, who drove a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe north on the same road, disobeyed a traffic control device and struck her vehicle.
Because of the collision, Huckaby incurred medical costs, suffered great pain and mental anguish and missed numerous working days, according to the complaint filed Oct. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
Huckaby blames Story for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep his vehicle under proper control, failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision and disregarded a traffic control device.
In addition to Story, Huckaby names Mark A. Childress as a defendant, saying he owned the 2004 Honda Accord Story was driving at the time of the collision.
In her complaint, Huckaby seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.
Gary A. Mack of the Law Offices of Gary A. Mack in Belleville will be representing her.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-555.