Man claims injuries in Godfrey accident

Kelly Holleran Apr. 1, 2009, 2:28am

A man involved in a Godfrey accident has filed suit in Madison County.

Morgan M. Jackson was driving south on Humbert Road near its intersection with Randolph Street in Godfrey on March 30, 2007, when Nicholas M. Harris, who was driving in the same direction, rear-ended him, according to the complaint filed March 24.

Because of the collision, Jackson suffered serious and permanent injury, pain and suffering, incurred medical costs and experienced permanent disability, the suit states.

Harris was negligent because he drove in an improper manner, drove too fast for the road conditions, drove in excess of the speed limit, disregarded traffic signs and signals, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to keep his vehicle under control and failed to keep the steering of his vehicle under control, Jackson claims.

Harris also negligently failed to steer his vehicle in such a way that he avoided a collision, failed to keep the brakes of the vehicle in proper working order, followed another vehicle too closely, failed to brake to avoid a collision and failed to obey a traffic signal, according to the complaint.

Jackson is seeking more than $50,000, plus costs.

Timothy F. Campbell of Campbell and McGrady in Godfrey will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-304.

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