Driver claims injuries in center turn lane crash

Kelly Holleran Apr. 13, 2010, 7:00am

A woman claims a driver destroyed her vehicle after failing to yield the right-of-way to her in a center turn lane.

Mary L. Mosley filed a lawsuit March 31 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Eric P. Johnson.

Mosley claims she drove her 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan south on North Illinois Street on Oct. 7, 2008, when she merged into the center turn lane in an attempt to turn left into Applebee's Restaurant. At the same time, Johnson, who drove a 2009 Dodge Journey north on North Illinois Street, failed to yield the right-of-way when he also attempted to enter the center lane and struck Mosley's vehicle, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, Mosley sustained severe, permanent and progressive injuries; experienced disability, loss of a normal life, pain and suffering; lost wages; and incurred medical costs, the suit states. In addition, her vehicle was a total loss, the complaint says.

Mosley blames Johnson for failing to pay attention, for failing to keep a proper lookout, for failing to reduce speed and stop to avoid a collision and for failing to yield the right-of-way.

Mosley seeks a judgment in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

Mark S. Peebles of Peebles and Gaines in Belleville will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-152.

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