A Granite City woman is suing the driver of a car she says turned in front of her, causing a crash that hurt her and her son.

Yvette Lewis, individually and on behalf of her minor son, filed a lawsuit Sept. 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against Lance E. Richter.

The alleged crash happened in September 2009 as Lewis was driving south on Nameoki Road in Granite City. The woman's son was a passenger in the vehicle.

As Lewis entered the intersection of Fehling Road, she says Richter, who was driving north, turned left in front of her and crashed into the driver's side of Lewis' car. Both Lewis and her son were allegedly hurt as a result of the impact.

Lewis accuses Richter of negligence for allegedly causing the crash. She is asking for an unspecified amount of money in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and court costs.

Attorney James F. Ram of St. Louis is representing Lewis. They ask for a jury trial.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-952

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