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Mother sues over Mascoutah rear-end collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 12, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A mother is suing a motorist for allegedly causing a rear-end collision in Mascoutah, injuring the plaintiff and her children.

Sara R. Jebron, individually and as guardian of minors Alexus Jebron and Wyatt Jebron, filed a complaint on May 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Joanna M. Riley, alleging she failed to operate her vehicle in a safe and prudent manner and to comply with Illinois traffic laws.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 14, 2015, Sara Jebron was stopped in traffic on North Jefferson Street in Mascoutah with her minor children riding as passengers when the defendant allegedly rear-ended her vehicle. 

As a result, Sara Jebron and her minor children suffered physical injuries and mental anguish, and she became liable for medical expenses for her and her children. 

The plaintiff alleges Riley failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failed to maintain sufficient distance between her car and the plaintiffs' car and failed to maintain a proper lookout for other vehicles.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount more than $50,000, plus costs of suit and for such other or further relief as the court deems just. 

She is represented by Matthew J. Marlen of Matthew J. Marlen PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-265

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