A motorcyclist is suing a motorist for allegedly hitting his Harley Davidson and causing him injuries.
Mark Warnecke filed a lawsuit on July 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Julie Bennett, alleging vehicular negligence in a 2014 motorcycle-automobile collision.
According to the complaint, on Sept. 9, 2014. Warnecke was traveling on his bike along West Main Street approaching the intersection of North 16th Street, and Bennett, who had been parked on the north side of the road, allegedly struck him as she pulled her 1993 Oldsmobile Royale onto West Main Street.
The suit says the defendant failed to keep a proper lookout, negligently and carelessly failed to control her vehicle, thus striking the plaintiff’s motorcycle.
The plaintiff alleges severe and permanent injuries, physical pain, mental anguish, disability and disfigurement. The suit says Warnecke is unable to attend to his usual daily affairs and duties, has lost wages and suffered loss of future earning capacity. The plaintiff also alleges property damage to his motorcycle and ongoing past, present and future medical expenses.
Warnecke seeks judgment for more than $75,000, plus attorney fees and costs. He is represented by attorney Samantha Unsell of Keefe & Keefe in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-404