Lawsuit Filed Against Driver For Being In The Wrong Lane

Rusell D. Ehlers alleges a man driving in the wrong lane forced him to swerve and flip his car, resulting in painful injuries.  A man who was seriously injured in an Illinois car accident is filing a lawsuit against the driver of the other vehicle, reports the Madison-St. Clair Record.

Rusell D. Ehlers alleged the other driver, Andrew C. Zinck, was driving on the wrong side of the road and not paying attention to the task at hand. In addition, Ehlers claims that Zinck was speeding excessively and failed to operate his brakes in the appropriate manner.

The accident occurred on Route 4 near the intersection of Route 161 in Mascoutah. Zinck was driving southbound, and allegedly crossed the center lane into the northbound lane, causing Ethers to swerve off the road.

The vehicle Ehlers was operating reportedly jumped off the road and rolled over twice. He sustained neck, shoulder, back and spinal injuries in the accident.

Ehlers and his car accident lawyer are seeking at least $50,000 in damages in addition to the medical costs he incurred from his injuries.

According to the Record, he reportedly also suffered from emotional and physical pain while allegedly losing wages because of an extended absence from his job.