Man injured in East St. Louis collision claims driver ignored traffic signal

A man injured in an East St. Louis traffic collision claims a negligent driver disregarded a traffic control device.

Andre Pendergrass filed a complaint Oct. 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gabriel Escobar Salgado and BMG Logistics doing business as Jimenez Imports Trading Inc., alleging negligence.

According to his complaint, Pendergrass was driving his vehicle northbound on North 15th Street in East St. Louis on July 12. He alleges that Salgado was driving a vehile owned by her employer BMG Logistic. She was allegedly traveling westbound on Missouri Avenue when she “disregarded a traffic control device” and struck the plaintiff’s car.

Pendergrass claims he suffered injuries to his back, right leg, soft tissues of the cervical shoulder and lumbar area as well as to muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. He also claims he has suffered medical costs, loss of wages and “impairment of future earning capacity.” Pendergrass alleges Salgado was negligent in failing to “keep a proper lookout,” traveling an “excessive rate of speed” and disregarding the traffic signal.

Pendergrass seeks monetary relief of more than $50,000 and all other just relief.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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