EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County woman is suing a motorist, alleging the defendant's negligence led to a car crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Jodi S. Dwyer filed a complaint on July 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against Nellie A. Smith, alleging negligence. 

According to the complaint, on July 16, 2014, Dwyer was driving northbound while exiting the Fast Track convenience store in East Alton. At the same time, the suit says, Smith backed her vehicle out of a parking space and collided with the plaintiff's vehicle.

The lawsuit says the collision caused Dwyer to sustain injuries to her body and limbs, resulting in pain and suffering, emotional distress and medical expenses. The plaintiff alleges Smith failed to keep proper lookout, proceeded at a speed greater than reasonable and carelessly backed her vehicle.

Dwyer seeks a trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit. She is represented by attorneys Gregory D. Abel and Julie A. Themer of Hausmann McNally SC in Decatur.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-953

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