Motorist alleges permanent injuries from Troy collision

A driver is suing another motorist for allegedly causing a Troy crash that resulted in permanent injuries.

Lesley Rowland filed a lawsuit on Nov. 29 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Nicholas Muniz and William Rehling, alleging negligent entrustment.

According to the complaint, Rowland was driving a 2017 Toyota Sedan heading east on Route 40 in Troy on Dec. 5, 2019. Muniz was driving a 2013 GMC Wagon. The defendant was also traveling east on Route 40 when he allegedly drove his vehicle into Rowland’s vehicle.

Muniz is alleged to have negligently and carelessly failed to exercise reasonable care while operating a vehicle, failed to yield right of way to another vehicle, failed to keep the vehicle under control, failed to keep proper lookout for other vehicles, operated his vehicle without adequate brakes and failed to decrease his speed to avoid a collision.

Rowland allegedly suffered severe injuries to numerous parts of her body, incurred medical expenses, future medical expenses and damage in her earning capacity, became permanently restricted and lost her enjoyment of life.

Rowland seeks an award in excess of $50,000 plus cost of suit.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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