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Motorist accused of causing rear-end collision in Granite City

By Michael Abella | Nov 25, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing a fellow motorist following a Granite City rear-end accident.

Rayshunda D. Childs filed a complaint on Nov. 14 in Madison County Circuit Court against Shirley Yates, alleging the defendant breached her duty to exercise ordinary care in operating her vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 7, she was driving in Granite City when the defendant, who was also operating a motor vehicle, crashed into the rear of the plaintiff's vehicle.

As a result, the plaintiff claims she sustained bodily injuries that resulted in physical and mental pain, loss of earnings and medical expenses, the suit says.

The plaintiff alleges Yates failed to keep a careful lookout, failed to timely apply her brakes or stop the vehicle and negligently drove her vehicle while distracted.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount exceeding $50,000, costs of this suit and all other remedies that the court deems appropriate.

She is represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1548

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