EDWARDSVILLE – A female motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence over injuries she says she received in an automobile accident.
Sandra Rhodes filed the lawsuit Feb. 11 in Madison County Circuit Court against James Drennan, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 23, Rhodes was driving her vehicle southbound on Old Collinsville Road in Fairview Heights, and Drennan was operating his vehicle, traveling in the same direction at the same location. The suit says his vehicle struck the rear of the plaintiff's vehicle.
The lawsuit alleges Drennan's negligence includes failing to keep a proper lookout, driving in such a manner as to strike the plaintiff's vehicle, operating his vehicle at an excessive rate of speed and following the plaintiff's vehicle too closely.
As a result of the collision, the plaintiff alleges she received injuries to her neck, shoulders and back, will continue to spend money on medical care, has been disabled and has lost wages.
Rhodes seeks at least $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by attorneys Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Thomas C. Rich PC in Fairview Heights.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-81