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Motorcyclist sues trucker following Belleville collision that caused injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 14, 2015

An Illinois motorcyclist is suing a truck driver, alleging negligence for injuries he says he suffered when he was struck by a truck.

John. E. Hermann filed a lawsuit on Nov. 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Zachary M. Kreher.

According to the complint, on Sept. 3, Hermann was riding his motorcycle westbound on East Main Street in Belleville. At the same time, the suit says, Kreher was driving his truck in an eastbound direction and made an improper left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle, causing a collision.

As a result, the lawsuit states, the plaintiff was injured in various parts of his body and expects future pain and permanent disability. He also has paid for medical care to treat those injuries and expects more bills in the future, the suit says.

Hermann seeks at least $50,000, court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Brad L. Badgley of Brad L. Badgley PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-650.

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