EDWARDSVILLE — A mother is suing a driver for breach of duty while he was backing out of a parking space, causing a collision and injuries.
Lauren Celis, individually and as mother and next friend of A'ana Garrett, filed a complaint on June 13 in Madison County Circuit Court against Nathan Ash, alleging he failed to use ordinary care for the safety of people riding in other vehicles.
According to the complaint, the Celis alleges that on June 15, 2015, she was driving through a parking lot in Edwardsville with her daughter as passenger. Celis claims Ash collided with her vehicle while he was exiting a parking space.
As a result, Celis claims she and her daughter suffered physical injuries and incurred medical expenses.
Celis alleges Ash failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to yield right of way, failed to stop and failed to maintain a proper speed.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000, together with costs of action and other further relief as the court deems just and proper.
She is represented by Eric W. Evans of Evans|Blasi in Granite City.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-833