EDWARDSVILLE — A Madison County motorist is suing another driver, alleging the defendant's negligence caused a crash.
Shari Kruse filed a complaint Feb. 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against Brianna Laleman, alleging the defendant was operating her vehicle at a high rate of speed.
According to the complaint, on April 7, 2016, Kruse was driving a 2011 Kia Optima west on state Route 40 in St. Jacob Township when Laleman allegedly collided with the rear of her vehicle.
As a result of the collision, Kruse claims she sustained severe and permanent injuries both externally and internally.
The plaintiff alleges Laleman failed to keep a careful lookout, failed to maintain proper control of her vehicle and failed to reduce speed or stop her vehicle to avoid a collision.
Kruse seeks trial by jury, judgment exceeding $50,000, plus costs of suit.
She is represented by attorney Ronald S. Motil of Beatty & Motil in Glen Carbon.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 2017-L-271