East Alton accident is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Feb. 8, 2010, 6:55am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she says ran a red light and struck her.

Shannon M. Lucas claims she was driving a 1999 Ford south on Virginia Street at its intersection with West St. Louis Avenue in East Alton on Jan. 27, 2008, at about 2:46 p.m. when defendant Kelly J. McKeone struck her after failing to obey a red light.

According to the complaint filed Jan. 26 in Madison County Circuit Court, Lucas claims she suffered severe and permanent injuries and was hindered and prevented from attending to her normal activities because of the accident. In addition, she suffered great pain and anguish, incurred medical costs and sustained disability, the suit states.

McKeone negligently failed to maintain control of her vehicle, failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast in regard to the traffic on the road, failed to reduce her speed to avoid a collision and failed to obey a red light, the complaint says.

Lucas is seeking compensatory damages of more than $50,000.

She will be represented by Doug Mendenhall of Smith, Mendenhall and Selby in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-77.

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