A man has filed a personal injury suit claiming that he suffered injuries in a multi-car collision caused by a woman who was intoxicated.
According to the suit filed in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court on March 17, Michael Aaron had stopped his 2003 Chevrolet at a red light when a vehicle two cars behind him was rear-ended by the 1996 Ford Escort driven by Donna Donaby.
As a result of the collision, the vehicle Donaby collided with rear-ended the vehicle in front of it, which rear-ended the vehicle in front of it, which rear-ended Aaron’s vehicle.
Aaron claims the collision caused him to experience bodily injuries, disability, disfigurement, and past and future pain and suffering. He also claims to have incurred medical costs and lost wages.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of Donaby for failure to comply with the posted speed limit, driving at an unreasonable speed, failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to reduce speed in order to avoid a collision, failure to maintain control of her vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving with a blood-alcohol content that exceeded the legal limit of 0.08.
The suit also alleges negligence for driving despite knowing her excessive intoxication made her unfit to do so, failure to avoid a collision, and failure to use ordinary care for the safety of others on the road.
Aaron seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.