Kelly Holleran May 1, 2013, 10:49am

A man claims he sustained severe and permanent injuries after an unlicensed driver struck his vehicle.

Mark W. Halstead filed a lawsuit April 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Michael Thomas Levesque and Tammy L. Liggett.

In his complaint, Halstead alleges he drove south on Illinois Highway 148 about one-quarter of a mile south of the intersection with Casper Road in Bald Hill on April 15, 2011. Suddenly, Levesque, who was driving a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix north on the same road, crossed the center line and struck Halstead’s vehicle, according to the complaint.

In addition to his injuries, Halstead was hindered from engaging in his usual employment and lost wages and benefits, the suit states.

He blames Levesque for causing the collision, saying he negligently drove in such a manner that his vehicle crossed the center lane, failed to stop or swerve to avoid a collision, failed to keep control of his vehicle and drove without a license, among other negligent actions.

In addition to Levesque, Halstead names Liggett as a defendant, saying she negligently lent her vehicle to Levesque, even though she knew his license was either suspended or revoked.

In his complaint, Halstead is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

Mark S. Schuver of Mathis, Marifian, and Richter in Belleville will be representing him.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-191.

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