Estate of pedestrian killed in Godfrey sues

Kelly Holleran Sep. 16, 2009, 3:56am

The administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed suit against the allegedly intoxicated driver who she says hit the deceased man as he was walking down the street.

Amy Wilson, administrator of Christopher Wilson's estate, claims Christopher Wilson was walking in the southbound emergency lane on Godfrey Road near its intersection with Martin Luther King Drive in Godfrey on Dec. 27 when defendant Christopher M. Lewis, who was driving a 1992 GMC Safari, struck him.

After hitting Christopher Wilson, Lewis fled the scene, according to the complaint filed Sept. 10 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Because of the collision, Christopher Wilson died, causing his family to be deprived of his companionship, support, services, friendship and love, the suit states.

Lewis negligently drove his vehicle while allegedly intoxicated, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop in time to avoid a collision, failed to give a proper signal in time to warn Christopher Wilson of his impending approach and failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision, the complaint says. In addition, Amy Wilson blames Lewis for driving without adequate brakes and for failing to keep his vehicle under proper control.

In the two-count suit, Amy Wilson is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

She will be represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-949.

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