Granite City accident is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Dec. 29, 2009, 5:50am

A man who says he sustained injuries in a collision seeks more than $100,000 from the driver who he says caused the accident.

Thomas G. Crosby filed a lawsuit Dec. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Thomas E. Forsythe and Roger A. Strong.

Crosby claims he drove north on Route 3 at its intersection with Missouri Avenue in Granite City on Oct. 19 at about 4:16 p.m. when Forsythe suddenly made a left turn in front of him, causing the collision. At the time of the collision, Forsythe was working for Strong.

As a result of the accident, Crosby became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled; suffered extensive injuries to his head, body, limbs, neck, right knee, right hip, low back and to the soft tissues of his cervical, shoulder and lumbar areas; and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint. In addition, he suffered disability, experienced pain and suffering, lost wages and sustained an impaired earning capacity, the suit states.

Crosby blames Forsythe for failing to keep a proper lookout, for failing to properly apply his brakes, for failing to stop at a red light, for failing to obey a traffic signal, for driving too fast, for failing to give Crosby at least one-half of the road, for failing to yield the right-of-way and for driving without adequate brakes.

In addition to the $100,000, Crosby seeks costs.

John H. Hustava of Collinsville will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1319.

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