A pedestrian has filed a personal injury suit claiming that a woman who struck him with her vehicle as she was backing out of her driveway was intoxicated.

According to the suit Michael Carter of Granite City, Illinois filed in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court on February 17, he was walking down a sidewalk near an intersection on October 30 when he was struck by the Ford Explorer of Vicki Douglas, who was backing out of her driveway.

Carter claims the collision caused him to sustain severe and permanent injuries to his head and the muscle, bones, and ligaments of his nose, right hand, fingers, right arm, right shoulder, neck, back, right leg, and right ankle.

Carter also claims to have experienced extreme pain, a loss of wages, disability, and a loss of normal enjoyment of life.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of Douglas for failure to maintain control of her vehicle, failure to maintain a proper lookout, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a willful or wanton disregard for public safety, and failure to reduce speed in order to avoid a collision.

Carter seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

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