Prairie du Long accident subject of Madison County suit

By Andrea Dearden | Dec 13, 2012

A St. Clair County mans says he was rear-ended by another driver while tying to make a left turn in Prairie Du Long.

Richard Burgess Sr. filed a lawsuit Nov. 7 against Carolyn Keebler in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Burgess says he was driving north on Illinois Highway 159 on Oct. 18 when he slowed down to make a left turn onto North Floraville Road. Burgess claims he was hit from behind by a car being driven by Keebler. Burgess says he was hurt in the crash.

Burgess accuses Keebler of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills, lost wages and court costs.

He is represented by attorney Bruce R. Cook of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 12-L-602

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