State Farm seeks reimbursement in motorcycle crash claim

Andrea Dearden Oct. 10, 2011, 2:19am

The insurance company that paid the benefits of a man and woman involved in a motorcycle accident in Fairview Heights wants to be reimbursed by the driver that allegedly caused the crash.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, as subrogee of Charles Kennedy and Heather White Ohnesorge, filed a lawsuit Sept. 15 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Christine D. Turner.

The alleged crash happened as Kennedy and Ohnesorge were riding on Kennedy's motorcycle in October 2009. As the pair rode west on Salem Place, Turner, driving east, allegedly tried to turn left onto Executive Drive and crashed into the motorcycle.

State Farm representatives say the crash caused more than $16,000 worth of damage to the motorcycle and that the company paid Kennedy and Ohnesorge $100,000 each in uninsured motorists claims. The company is asking to be repaid more than $216,000 in damages along with court costs.

Attorney Harry Ray Chiles Jr. of Wheaton is representing State Farm.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No.11-L-521.

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