New Mexico motorist sues over I-270 collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 9, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A New Mexico resident is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision on I-270.

EDWARDSVILLE — A New Mexico resident is suing another driver for allegedly causing a collision on I-270. 

Rachel Hemann filed a complaint on July 26 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Tanner Payton, alleging he failed to operate his vehicle with due regard for the safety of others.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 24, she was traveling eastbound on Interstate 270 when she stopped in preparation to turn right onto Illinois Route 157. While stopped, the plaintiff claims the defendant struck the rear of her vehicle. 

Hemann claims she suffered severe and permanent injuries resulting in pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. 

The plaintiff holds Payton responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to yield behind plaintiff's vehicle, failed to keep proper lookout and failed to obey traffic control device.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by Ellen R. Burford of Burford Law Office in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-957

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