A Clinton County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims attempted to turn in front of oncoming traffic.

Plaintiff Fern Ellison claims Wesley Ellison was riding in a vehicle defendant Trevor Paskavich was driving west on Route 161 on Oct. 9, 2010, when he attempted to turn left onto Harding Drive. However, Paskavich tried to make the turn in front of oncoming traffic, causing another vehicle to collide with the side of his, according to the complaint filed April 12 in St. Clair County Circuit.

Because of the collision, Ellison became sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled; suffered extensive injuries to his lungs and right first rib; and endured a fractured pelvis, the suit states. In addition, Ellison experienced pain and suffering and endured an impaired earning capacity, the complaint says.

Ellision blames Paskavich for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to yield the right-of-way.

In her complaint, Ellison is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

James R. Williams of Williams, Caponi and Foley will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-196.

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