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Couple sues two drivers for April crash in Shiloh

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 12, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A driver and passenger are suing two other motorists for allegedly causing a three-car collision in Shiloh.

Kenneth Bouas and Rhonda Bouas filed a complaint on May 5 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Carolyn Dearth and Alydia Burton, alleging they failed to operate their vehicles in a safe manner.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on April 13, Dearth was driving northbound on Green Mount Road in Shiloh when she collided with Burton, causing Burton's vehicle to strike the rear of the plaintiffs' vehicle. 

As a result, the plaintiffs claim they suffered physical injuries and disability and were made to spend money for medical care. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to keep proper lookout for other vehicles, failed to properly apply brakes, operated the vehicles at an excessive rate of speed and followed another vehicle more closely than was reasonable and proper.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit and any other further relief which the court deems proper. 

They are represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich and Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-247

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