Lawsuit Filed Regarding Rear-End Collision In Alton, Illinois

The Madison-St. Clair Record contains an article concerning a lawsuit filed concerning a vehicle accident in Alton, Illinois.

The underlying accident was a “rear-end” collision in which the plaintiff, Nicole Phelps, had her Jeep struck from behind by the defendant, Charles Hodge.

An excerpt from the  Madison-St. Clair Record article of December 9, 2013, titled “Alton rear-end accident is subject of suit” :

According to the complaint, Phelps was driving her Jeep Commander north on North Alby Street in December 2011. She says Hodge was driving directly behind the Jeep in a Ford Ranger. Phelps claims Hodge was driving too fast for the conditions and crashed into the back of her Jeep. Phelps alleges Hodge was cited at the scene for failure to reduce speed and driving with a restricted driving permit.

The lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court on November 21, 2013 and Phelps accuses Hodge of negligence.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Madison-St. Clair Record article cited above.


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