$1 million lawsuit filed over accident
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Hedgesville, W.Va., couple has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Tink's Excavating and Hauling and one of its drivers, claiming a 1996 head-on collision was due to the driver's negligence.
But William Manor Jr., owner of the company, said his driver wasn't at fault.
In the complaint filed in Berkeley County Circuit Court, Patricia and Ricky Miller are asking for more than $1 million for the injuries Patricia suffered in the Feb. 16 accident.
The suit said her injuries were severe and permanent. It didn't say what those injuries are.
According to the complaint, Ricky Miller was driving northbound on W.Va. 901. Patricia was a passenger.
Darrell Lee Stotler, of Winchester, Va., was driving a pickup truck south on the same road, the complaint says. Stotler lost control of the vehicle, entered the northbound lane and struck the Millers' vehicle head-on, near Hedgesville Middle School, according to the complaint.