Lebanon rear-end accident is subject of suit

Andrea Dearden Jan. 27, 2011, 10:45am

A St. Clair County man is suing the driver of the car that allegedly rear-ended him on a highway in Lebanon.

Douglas Billhartz filed the complaint against Frank Brendel Dec. 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

In April 2010, Billhartz says he was driving his Ford Ranger pickup east on Highway 50 in Lebanon. As he was waiting to make a left turn into a gas station, Billhartz alleges, Brendel crashed into the back of him. Billhartz says he received multiple injuries in the crash.

Billhartz is asking for more than $50,000 in damages to cover the cost of medical expenses. lost wages and court fees.

He is represented by attorney Kevin Boyne of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 10-L-671

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