A woman has filed a personal injury suit claiming that a car parked in a no parking zone caused her to be involved in an accident by forcing her into another lane of traffic.

According to the suit she filed on January 21 in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, Laura Riley was southbound in her 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee on August 15 when the incident took place.

Riley claims that she was forced to cross the center line to avoid striking the 1996 GM Conventional Cab 4 that Sandra Cox had parked in a no parking zone. She claims that she instead collided with the 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme driven northbound by Lynette Passion Greer.

Riley alleges that the accident caused her to suffer an elbow fracture, great pain, mental anguish, disability, and loss of normal life and incur medical expenses and property damage. 

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Cox for parking her car in a no parking zone, failure to maintain a proper lookout, and failure to park her car in a designated parking lot.

The suit alleges negligence against Greer for failure to maintain control of her vehicle, failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to stop in time to avoid a collision, failure to properly signal, failure to reduce her speed, and driving a vehicle without adequate brakes.

Riley seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.

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