Woman blames driver for failing to yield at malfunctioning light

Andrea Dearden Oct. 5, 2011, 8:47am

A Pinckneyville woman is suing the driver of the car that allegedly failed to stop at a malfunctioning traffic light in the village of Shiloh.

Lois Wilkin filed the lawsuit against Jonathon Sedivy Sept. 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

According to the complaint, Wilkin was driving east on the Frank Scott Parkway in September 2009. When she came to the intersection of Greenmount Road, Wilkin says she stopped because the traffic light was not working properly.

After waiting her turn, Wilkin claims she proceeded through the intersection and was hit by Sedivy who was driving north on Greenmount Road. Wilkin alleges Sedivy did not stop at the blinking light. Wilkin says her neck and back were seriously injured by the impact of the crash.

Wilkin accuses Sedivy of negligence for failing to stop and yield to other traffic. She is asking for $50,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court fees.

Wilkin is represented by attorney James R. Williams of Belleville's Williams, Caponi & Foley law firm.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-529

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