A woman has filed a personal injury suit against the driver she claims caused a collision due to intoxication.
According to the suit she filed in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court on July 9 against Michael W. Robey Jr., Amanda M. Myers was westbound in a 1993 Ford Explorer on July 14, 2008 when she was struck from behind by a 1977 Buick Electra driven in the same lane by Robey. The collision caused her to run off the road and collide with a median guide wire.
Myers claims the accident caused her to suffer injuries to her ribs, hip, neck, and leg, experience pain and suffering, incur medical expenses, lose earnings and earning capacity, suffer disfigurement and disability, and lose her normal life.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of Robey for failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to reduce speed in order to avoid a collision, following too closely, driving with a blood-alcohol content in excess of the legal limit of 0.08 percent, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound or a combination of them.
Myers is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.