Injured bus driver sues deceased who caused traffic accident

Kelly Holleran Nov. 23, 2009, 2:20am

A man seeks more than $50,000 in a lawsuit he filed against a driver who died after colliding with him.

Alexander Rosado filed a lawsuit Nov. 12 in Madison County Circuit Court against the deceased Emerald E. Davis.

Rosado claims he was driving a 1997 New Flyer bus north on Illinois Route 203 at its intersection with Venice Avenue in Granite City on June 23 at about 7:32 a.m. when Dawes, who was driving a 2006 Ford Five Hundred, pulled out directly in front of Rosado.

Because of the collision, Davis died and Rosado became sick, sore, lame and disordered, suffered great pain and anguish and suffered injuries to his neck, back, hip, legs, abdomen and pelvic region, according to the complaint. In addition, Rosado suffers from headaches and psychological issues, has difficulty sleeping, suffered internal derangement of the injured members of his body and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Rosado blames Davis for failing to keep his vehicle under control, for failing to observe Rosado's vehicle, for failing to drive at a reasonable speed, for failing to reduce his speed to avoid a collision, for failing to yield the right-of-way at the intersection, for failing to obey traffic control devices and for failing to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic.

Rosado is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

Richard G. Reed of Reed and Bruhn in Belleville will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1216.

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