Route 203 driver failed to keep proper lookout, suit says

Kelly Holleran Jun. 8, 2012, 4:11am

A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck the vehicle in which he and his son were riding.

Michael C. Parkinson claims he was driving on Illinois Route 203 in Granite City on Feb. 16, 2012, when defendant Maple D. Session, who was driving north on the same road, collided with him. At the time of the collision, minor Connor T. Parkinson was riding in the vehicle with his father.

Because of the collision, the Parkinsons sustained disability and disfigurement, experienced great pain and mental anguish and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed May 22 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Session negligently improperly used the lane in which she was driving, failed to keep a proper lookout, drove in such a manner as to cause a collision, failed to reduce her speed to avoid an accident and failed to properly apply her brakes, the suit states.

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

Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt and Tobin in East Alton will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-720.

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