Weatherly Sued Over Car Crash

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October 20, 2011 | 7:40am EST

Actor Michael Weatherly is facing a lawsuit over a car crash in Los Angeles last year, which left another motorist in hospital requiring neck surgery.
The NCIS star was behind the wheel of his black Mercedes-Benz last October when it collided with a silver BMW as the lanes on a highway merged.

The driver of the other car, Ivan Romeo Mendez, has now filed legal papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming his vehicle was destroyed in the crash.

Mendez also alleges he had to undergo a rhizotomy – a neurological procedure that severs problematic nerve roots in the spinal cord – and is suing for $80,000 to cover medical expenses, reports