Route 162 accident is subject of suit

Kelly Holleran Jun. 14, 2011, 4:58am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to yield the right-of-way, striking her vehicle.

Christina M. Warden claims she was driving east on Highway 162 at its intersection with the southbound ramp to Interstate 255 in Pontoon Beach on July 20, 2009, when defendant Amelia Mae McCoy, who was driving west on Highway 162, failed to yield the right-of-way, striking Warden's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Warden sustained serious and disabling injuries to her body and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed May 16 in Madison County Circuit Court. In addition, Warden experienced great pain, suffering and emotional distress, could not carry out her usual duties and sustained disability and disfigurement, the suit states.

McCoy negligently drove too fast, drove without keeping a proper lookout, failed to decrease her speed, failed to drive within a single lane and failed to yield the right-of-way to Warden's vehicle, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Warden is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

Gregory D. Abel, Charles A. Lukis, Julie A. Blanks and Jason D. Van Hemert of Hausmann-McNally in Decatur will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-464.

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