A man claims he suffered headaches, and neck and back pain after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign.

James Foster filed a lawsuit May 15 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Hampton Colley, Linde and Gelco Corporation.

In his complaint, Foster alleges he drove north on Madison Avenue and was approaching its intersection with 21st Street in Granite City on May 17, 2012, when Colley, who was driving a 2001 Ford F150 Heritage owned by Gelco, crashed into his vehicle. At the time of the collision, Colley was acting within the scope of his employment for Linde and was driving east on 21st Street and hit Foster’s vehicle when he failed to yield at a stop sign, according to the complaint.

In addition to his headache and pain, Foster suffered head, neck, arms, legs, ribs and spinal injuries and endured pain, nausea, nervousness, swelling, dizziness, inflammation, limitation of motion and an impairment of the natural functions of his organs, the suit states. He also incurred medical costs and suffered from an impaired ability to enjoy life, the complaint says.

Foster blames Colley for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to yield the right-of-way, drove too fast, failed to yield at a properly marked stop sign, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to decrease his speed to avoid a collision.

Foster is seeking a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs. He is being represented by Justin B. Mattea of Collinsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-733.

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