Canteen Township accident results in suit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 12, 2009, 7:33am

A man has filed suit against the driver who he says collided with him and caused him to lose income.

Jeffrey Warnke claims he was stopped in a northerly direction on Black Lane at its intersection with Paul Street in Canteen Township on Aug. 7, 2007, at about 6 a.m. when Kelly Halwachs struck his vehicle.

According to the complaint filed Aug. 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, Warnke incurred medical expenses and suffered disability, pain and loss of a normal life because of the accident.

Halwachs negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop to avoid an impact and failed to reduce her speed, the suit states.

Warnke is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs.

He will be represented by Tad Armstrong of Armstrong Law Offices in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-414.

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