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Passenger blames motorists, company for her injuries

By Michael Abella | Oct 13, 2016


BELLEVILLE — A car passenger is suing Nadia Nichols, Gene Smith and Amerhart LLC, alleging she was injured in a collision.

Kristina Horton filed a complaint in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they bear responsibility for her injuries.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 1, she was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by Nichols, who drove into the path of traffic, where the vehicle was hit by another vehicle owned by Amerhart and driven by Smith. The collision caused her to sustain injuries that resulted in medical care and treatment expenses, disability, pain and suffering and lost wages, she alleges. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Nichols allegedly failed to yield right of way to oncoming vehicles and operated her vehicle at an excessive rate of speed. and Amerhart employee Smith allegedly struck the side of the vehicle in which the plaintiff was a passenger.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000 plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-474

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