Motorist allegedly suffered injuries during physical therapy following car crash

A motorist claims she suffered a back injury in rear-end collision that resulted in burns from a tens unit used during her physical therapy treatments.

Tecia McKinney filed a complaint Jan. 14 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Scott Hedger, Upchurch Oil and Ready Mix Concrete Co., alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, McKinney was driving her vehicle northbound on the ramp from Illinois Route 3 to I-55 on April 2, 2020. She alleges Hedger, who was employed by Upchurch Oil and Ready Mix Concrete, followed her vehicle too closely and rear-ended her car.

As a result, McKinney claims she suffered “severe and permanent” injuries, including injuries to her neck and back, that caused disability and disfigurement.

McKinney claims she required medical treatment for the injuries, including physical therapy. She alleges that during treatment for her lower back, she suffered “electrical burns” from the tens unit.

The plaintiff claims Hedger failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to keep a “sufficient” distance between his vehicle and her car.

McKinney seeks monetary relief of more than $50,000 and all other just relief.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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