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Driver sues over Edwardsville Road crash


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 27, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision on Edwardsville Road. 

Diane Kitchen filed a complaint on April 16 in the Madison County Circuit Court against John Rooney, alleging he negligently operated his vehicle and caused a collision.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 9, she was traveling east on Edwardsville Road when the defendant struck the rear of her vehicle. 

Kitchen claims she suffered injuries to her neck, shoulders, soft tissues and nerves. 

The plaintiff alleges Rooney failed to keep proper lookout, operated his vehicle at an excessive rate of speed and failed to timely apply brakes to avoid collision.

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

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

Madison County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-491

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