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Woman says motorist ran red light

By Philip Gonzales | May 26, 2016

Car accident 29

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing a driver, alleging negligence and reckless conduct and claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Kim Watson filed a complaint on May 11 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against George Komora, alleging that the defendant failed to maintain his vehicle under proper control.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on March 22, she was a passenger in a motor vehicle heading in a westerly direction on Illinois Highway 161 near the intersection of Fullerton Road, while defendant was operating a vehicle in an easterly direction on North Belt West near the intersection of Fullerton Road. While her vehicle was entering the intersection with a green light, it was struck by defendant who ran a red light, causing her to sustain injuries to her head, neck, back, fingers and body, the suit says. The plaintiff holds George Komora responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to obey a traffic control device, failed to stop on a red light and failed to keep proper lookout.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in excess of $50,000. She is represented by Bruce R. Cook of Cook, Ysura, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin Ltd. in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16L258

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