Cab passenger claims driver carelessly operated vehicle

Steve Gonzalez Jun. 26, 2006, 11:23am

Taxi cab passenger Ellen Teague has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Liberty Cab and its driver in Madison County Circuit Court on June 21.

Seeking in excess of $100,000 in damages, Teague claims that on Jan. 14, 2005, driver Claude Beck collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Joesting and Washington in Alton, while she was a passenger.

Teague also claims Beck negligently and carelessly operated his vehicle, drove too fast and failed to keep a proper lookout for other motor vehicles.

According to Teague, the collision caused injuries to her right shoulder and head, pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses, lost wages and a diminution of earning capacity.

Teague is represented by Lance Mallon of Wood River.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Lola Maddox.

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