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Woman sues over Collinsville rear-end crash

By Michael Abella | Nov 25, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist claims she was injured in a rear-end accident in Collinsville.

Gail Acree filed a complaint on Nov. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Angela Hart, alleging the defendant failed to maintain proper control of her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 27, she was operating a motor vehicle traveling northbound on North Keebler Road in Collinsville when it was hit from behind by a vehicle operated by the defendant.

As a result, she claims she sustained injuries that made her sick, lame, disordered and disabled and that resulted in pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges Hart failed to keep careful lookout, negligently drove her vehicle in such a manner as to cause it to strike the plaintiff's vehicle and followed the plaintiff's vehicle too closely.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an award for damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs for this action.

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-1517

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