Driver accused of failing to swerve to avoid Shiloh accident

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 1, 2013

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

Lisa S. Anderson filed a lawsuit Sept. 24 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Kalya Deanne Tolan.

In her complaint, Anderson alleges she drove south on Air Mobility Drive near its intersection with Illinois Highway 161 in Shiloh Valley on Oct. 27, 2011, when Tolan, who was also driving south, struck Anderson’s vehicle.

Because of the collision, Anderson suffered permanent injuries, was hindered and prevented from attending to his usual duties and affairs and suffered great pain and anguish, according to the complaint.

Tolan negligently failed to stop or swerve at the first sign of danger, drove without keeping sufficient control of her vehicle, drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to equip her vehicle with adequate brakes and failed to yield the right-of-way, the suit states.

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

Kenneth B. Beljanski of Brown and Brown in Fairview Heights will be representing her.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-491.

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