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Passenger sues motorist over rear end collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 3, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Another passenger is suing a motorist for allegedly causing a collision on North Illinois Street. 

Sandra Bevineau filed a complaint on March 14 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Jessica Butcher, alleging she breached her duty to exercise reasonable care while driving a vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 6, 2017, she was injured when Butcher struck the rear of the vehicle in which she is a passenger. 

As a result, she claims she suffered injuries to her neck, back, shoulder, cervical spine and lumbar spine. 

The plaintiff alleges Butcher failed to keep careful lookout and failed to slacken speed or stop to avoid colliding with plaintiff's vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs expended herein. 

She is represented by Thomas C. Rich, Kristina D. Cooksey and Michelle M. Rich of Rich, Rich & Cooksey PC in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-184

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