Non-functioning signal light contributed to crash on Horseshoe Lake Road, suit says

Kelly Holleran May 3, 2012, 2:00am

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection, causing a collision.

Gregory Riddlespriger claims he was driving his 1997 Buick Regal Gran Sport south on Route 111 at its intersection with Horseshoe Lake Road in Nameoki on April 22, 2010, at about 11:35 p.m. when he encountered a non-functioning signal light. The light had not been working due to a power outage in the area.

At the same time, defendant Lindsey Davis was driving a 1991 Mazda 626 west on Horseshoe Lake Road at the same intersection when she quickly drove into the intersection and collided with Riddlespriger, according to the complaint filed April 20 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Because of the collision, Riddlespriger sustained injuries to his right leg, incurred medical costs, has been unable to perform his usual duties and sustained property damages to his vehicle, which was considered a total loss, the suit states.

Davis negligently failed to exercise ordinary care to avoid a collision, drove into the intersection, drove too fast and failed to keep a proper lookout, the complaint says.

In his complaint, Riddlespriger is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

William E. Miller III of Alton will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-522.

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