Driver accused of making improper left hand turn on Highway 159

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 6, 2013

A woman claims she suffered severe neck, spine and back injuries after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way and struck her vehicle.

Toshua Foster filed a lawsuit July 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against William K. Robinson.

In her complaint, Foster alleges she was stopped facing east in the left turn lane on Long Acre at its intersection with Illinois 159 when Robinson made an improper left-hand turn across oncoming traffic and caused a collision that impacted Foster’s vehicle.

In addition to her injuries, Foster suffered great pain, incurred medical costs, lost wages and suffered significant disabilities and scarring, according to the complaint.

Foster blames Robinson for causing her injuries, saying he negligently drove too fast, failed to keep a lookout ahead, failed to warn of his impending approach, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to obey traffic signals and made an improper left turn.

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

Patrick Bader of Brown and Crouppen in St. Louis will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-377.

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