A Belleville man is accused of running a stop sign and crashing into another driver.

John Thomas filed a lawsuit against Edward Trim May 31 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Thomas says he was driving his Dodge Ram pick-up east on Mascoutah Avenue in Belleville in September 2010. As he crossed the intersection of Wabash Avenue, Thomas alleges Trim, driving his Ford Escape north on Wabash, entered the intersection without stopping at the stop sign. Trim allegedly crashed into the side of Thomas' truck.

Thomas claims he was hurt in the crash. He accuses Trim of negligence and seeks more than $50,000 in damages for medical expenses, lost earnings and costs of the suit.

Attorney Jeffrey A. Kopis of Fairview Heights represents Thomas. They ask for a jury trial.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 12-L-288

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