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Woman sued over collision allegedly caused by stuck sandal

By Robbie Hargett | Sep 23, 2015


A woman is being sued over claims of negligence after rear-ending a vehicle with four people in it.

Breianna Hamilton, Alexis Hamilton, Devan Williams and Mary Hamilton, individually and as mother and next friend of minor Dominic Hamilton, filed a complaint on Sept. 3 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Julia Skaggs, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on May 4, Skaggs was operating her vehicle at 7301 Westfield Plaza Drive in Belleville when her sandal got stuck under the pedals and caused her to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in a rear-end collision with a vehicle driven by Breianna Hamilton, with Williams, Alexis Hamilton, and Dominic Hamilton as passengers.

The complaint states Skaggs was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and following too closely, among other negligent acts or omissions.

As a result of the accident, the plaintiffs allegedly suffered bodily injuries and damages.

Each plaintiff seeks a judgment against Skaggs of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. They are represented by Belleville-based attorney Daniel K. Juncker.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-498

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