Alton driver failed to obey red light signal, suit says

Kelly Holleran Jun. 8, 2012, 7:13am


Two women claim they sustained various injuries after a driver failed to obey a red light and struck their vehicle.

Julia Campbell and Erline Leady filed a lawsuit May 23 in Madison County Circuit Court against Nicole Henry.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs allege Leady was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier west on East Broadway Ave. in Alton on Aug. 26, 2011, at about 6:27 p.m. when Henry, who was driving a 2004 Hyundai Elantra north on the Broadway Connector, struck the Cavalier as Leady attempted to make a left-hand turn onto the Connector. Just before the collision, Henry had failed to obey a red light signal, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, Leady and Campbell sustained injuries to their necks, low backs and spines and endured significant pain and suffering, the suit states. They also lost their enjoyment of life, the complaint says.

Campbell and Leady blame Henry for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to obey a traffic signal, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to observe due care to avoid a collision and failed to keep proper control of her vehicle, among other negligent acts.

In their complaint, Campbell and Leady seek a judgment of more than $200,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Joshua P. Myers of Schultz and Myers in Chesterfield, Mo. will be representing them.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-721.

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