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Woman says side collision left her injured

By Molly English-Bowers | Apr 5, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A woman from Belleville is suing over injuries she allegedly received in the course of an automobile collision on a highway ramp. She is citing negligence.

Angela M. Dew filed the suit March 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Mindaugas Leliuga and Baltic Echo Inc.

On Nov. 16, 2015, the plaintiff was driving a vehicle owned by her employer in the right-hand lane of the ramp to Illinois 203 from Interstate 55 northbound in St. Clair County, according to the suit, which alleges that at the same time, the defendant was driving a vehicle owned by his employer, defendant Baltic Echo, in the left-hand lane of the same ramp.

The defendant allegedly attempted to move into the right-hand lane and struck the plaintiff's vehicle.

The suit claims that despite the defendant's duty to others to operate a motor vehicle with reasonable care and caution, he allegedly breached that duty in the following negligent ways: failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain a proper speed, failed to control the vehicle, failed to apply brakes, and failed to yield the right-of-way to the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff suffered injuries both temporary and permanent, will continue to accrue medical bills, and has been prevented from attending to her usual duties.

The plaintiff seeks from both defendants a judgment in an amount greater than $50,000 plus court costs. She is represented by Lanny Darr of the Darr Law Offices Ltd. in Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-155

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