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Three crash victims sue motorist over intersection injuries

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 29, 2015

Two women filed a complaint individually and on behalf of a minor child against a motorist for a 2014 intersection collision purportedly resulting in physical injury to all three parties.

Chelsea Fort, Alicia Hood and Alicia’s son, minor Matthew Hood, all of O’Fallon, filed a lawsuit on June 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Julie A. Johnson, also of O’Fallon, claiming vehicular negligence in a December 2014 collision.

According to the complaint, Fort was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse westbound on E. Adams towards its intersection with N. Penn Street on Dec. 17, 2014, with Alicia and Matthew as her passengers. Johnson, heading south on N. Penn, allegedly struck the plaintiff’s vehicle in the intersection.

The suit states that Johnson failed to keep a proper lookout, drove her automobile too fast, failed to brake and yield the right of way and lost control of her vehicle.

All three plaintiffs claim temporary and permanent injuries, medical expenses and hindrance from attending to their usual duties and affairs. THey seek a judgment in their favor for damages in excess of $50,000 plus attorneys’ fees and costs.

They are represented by Lanny Darr of the Darr Firm in Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-342

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