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Man injured in 2009 accident files lawsuit against two people

Theodore A. Bartelmey has filed suit against Derek J. Walsh and Renee M. Hagerstrom, after acquiring injuries from an accident that occurred Jan. 14, 2009.

Bartelmey was traveling west on Interstate 80, near the Illinois 47 overpass. Walsh was driving Hagerstrom’s vehicle east on I-80 when the crash occurred.

The complaint states that Walsh was negligent by speeding, failed to maintain control of the vehicle, drove too fast for conditions, failed to give warning when approaching Bartelmey, failed to reduce speed or stop to avoid an accident, and did not keep a proper lookout.

Because of the accident Bartelmey suffered severe and permanent injuries and cannot perform usual duties. Bartelmey is suing for pain and suffering and for medical expenses.

Bartelmey is also suing Hagerstrom for allowing Walsh to operate the vehicle.

Bartelmey is suing for an excess of $50,000.

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