Prairietown accident results in injury suit

Kelly Holleran Oct. 9, 2009, 8:17am

A man has filed suit against the driver who he says ran a stop sign and crashed into him.

William D. Bumgardner filed a lawsuit Oct. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court against Richard M. Moulten III.

Bumgardner claims he was driving east on Renken Road at its intersection with Prairietown Road in Prairietown on Aug. 21, 2008, at about 11:38 p.m. when Moulten, who was driving north on Prairietown Road, ran a stop sign and hit Bumgardner.

Because of the accident, Bumgardner was made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled, suffered extensive injuries to his head, body, limbs, shoulders and neck, incurred medical costs and sustained a disability, according to the complaint. In addition, he experienced pain and suffering, lost money and suffered an impaired earning capacity, the suit states.

He blames Moulten for failing to keep a proper lookout, for failing to apply his brakes, for driving too fast, for failing to stop at a stop sign and for driving without adequate brakes, the complaint says.

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

John H. Hustava of Collinsville will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1048.

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