A motorist has filed suit against the driver whom he alleges struck his vehicle.

Lucas C. Nance filed a lawsuit Dec. 9 in Madison County Circuit Court against Doris S. Shackelford.

In his complaint, Nance alleges he was driving north on Alby Street in Alton on March 18, 2013, when Shackelford, who was driving on 20th Street, ran into his vehicle.

Because of the incident, Nance suffered disability and disfigurement, experienced great pain and mental anguish and lost earnings, according to the complaint. He also incurred medical costs and experienced a diminished earning capacity, the suit states.

Shackelford negligently failed to yield, failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to properly apply her brakes and failed to reduce her speed to avoid an accident, the complaint says.

Nance seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

Attorney Gregory M. Tobin, of Pratt and Tobin in East Alton, will represent Nance.

Madison County Circuit Court case number:14-L-1675.

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