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St. Clair County motorist accuses another driver of causing crash

By Michael Abella | Sep 1, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County motorist is suing another driver, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Karn E. Morris filed a lawsuit July 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Skylar D. Minich, alleging negligence in failing to exercise ordinary care in operating her vehicle.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 18, 2014, Morris was driving in O'Fallon when Minich's vehicle ran into the rear of the plaintiff's vehicle. The suit says the crash caused internal and external injuries to Morris.

The lawsuit says Morris suffered great pain, mental anguish, loss of earnings and incurred medical expenses. The plaintiff alleges Minich drove her vehicle while distracted, failed to observe vehicles on the road and failed to apply breaks in a timely manner.

Morris seeks a trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, court costs and whatever other remedy the court deems appropriate. She is represented by attorney Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin PC in East Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-397

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