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Driver sued over alleged illegal U-turn, causing Alton collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 30, 2017

Car accident 16

EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton driver is suing another motorist, alleging he took an illegal U-turn that caused a collision.

Jacob Scarborough filed a complaint on June 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Paul J. Light, a Godfrey resident, alleging he failed to operate his vehicle with reasonable care and caution.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 13, 2016, he was driving west on East Broadway at Henry Street in Alton when the defendant allegedly struck his vehicle. The defendant was allegedly attempting to make an illegal U-turn on East Broadway. 

The plaintiff's vehicle was struck on the passenger-side front bumper. 

As a result, Scarborough claims he suffered injuries that caused him to incur medical expenses and prevented him from attending to his usual duties. 

The plaintiff alleges Light failed to keep proper lookout for other vehicles on the roadway, failed to signal his intended lane change and made an illegal U-turn.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit and any other relief the court deems reasonable and fair under the circumstances. 

He is represented by Lanny Darr of Darr Law Offices Ltd. in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-000812

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