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Woman claims fellow motorist negligently caused collision

By Michael Abella | Nov 4, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing fellow motorist for allegedly causing a collision.

Selena Harris filed a complaint on Oct. 28 in Madison County Circuit Court against Carla Lewis, alleging that the defendant drove her vehicle in a manner that caused it to strike the plaintiff's vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 27, she was operating a motor vehicle traveling eastbound on Illinois State Route 159 when the defendant struck the rear of her vehicle, causing her to sustain injuries that resulted in pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, disfigurement and medical expenses.

The plaintiff holds Lewis responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to maintain a careful lookout, failed to apply her brakes in a timely manner and followed her vehicle too closely.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation 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.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1485

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