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Injured man, son sue over alleged negligence in fatal vehicle collision

By Robbie Hargett | Oct 5, 2015

An Illinois man is suing the estate of a deceased woman over injuries the man and his son sustained in a vehicle collision.

Douglas Tuner, individually and as next-of-kin of minor Ethan Turner, filed a complaint on Sept. 14 in Madison County Circuit Court against special administrator of the estate of deceased Jessica Gibson, alleging negligence.

On Sept. 24, 2013, Douglas Turner was driving a 2013 Dodge Durango northbound on Illinois Route 203 near the Interstate 270 eastbound exit ramp, with Ethan Turner as a passenger, when Gibson, driving a 2010 Nissan Altima, attempted to make a left turn from the I-270 ramp onto southbound Illinois Route 203 and collided with Turner's vehicle.

The complaint states that Gibson was negligent in failing to yield the right-of-way, failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision, failing to keep proper lookout, failing to give proper signal to warn Turner, and other negligent acts or omissions.

As a result of the collision, Gibson was killed, and the Turners were transported to a hospital for their injuries. Douglas Tuner suffered injuries to his knee, tailbone, forearms, back, neck, and head, and Ethan Turner suffered injuries to his neck and chest.

Each plaintiff seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of the suit. They are represented by Michael P. Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1180

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