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Woman sues over collision at Granite City intersection

By Dan Harkins | Aug 11, 2015


A woman is suing another driver who allegedly caused her injuries during an accident in 2013.

Elaine T. Calhoun filed a complaint on July 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Tracy M. Watson.

At 5:19 p.m. on July 19, 2013, Calhoun claims he was driving north on Madison Avenue at 19th Street in Granite City, while Watson was driving east on 19th Street.

According to the lawsuit, Watson ran the stop light and made a left turn in front of Calhoun's vehicle, allegedly causing a crash. As a result, Calhoun claims he suffered injuries, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.

The defendant is accused of driving at an unsafe speed, making a left turn without proper notice and failing to keep a proper lookout, apply her brakes, stop at stop light and signal her turn, yield the right of way, and drive with adequate brakes.

The plaintiff seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Derald L. Gab of the Law Offices of Derald L. Gab PC in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-906.

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