Alton passenger alleges Bunker Hill driver caused crash

By The Madison County Record | Sep 21, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton woman is suing a Bunker Hill driver, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff. 

Rena Reed filed a lawsuit Sept. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Christina Crook, alleging negligence in disobeying a traffic signal.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 7, 2014, Reed was a passenger in a 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis that was attempting to turn east on state Route 140. The suit says Crook caused the front of her vehicle to collide with the driver's door side of the plaintiff's vehicle, resulting in severe and painful injuries to Reed, plus loss of enjoyment of life and future medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Crook disobeyed a traffic signal, failed to reduce speed to avoid the accident, failed to keep proper lookout and failed to use precaution to avoid the collision.

Reed seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $50,000, pre-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs and all other relief the court deems appropriate. She is represented by attorney Michael R. Wesley of the Law Offices of Michael R. Wesley LLC in Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1256

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