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Negligent Entrustmen Of Motorcycle Is Subject Of Wrongful Death Suit


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8/2/2009
Brent Adams
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The mother of a woman who suffered fatal personal injuries when her motorcycle crashed into a sound barrier has filed suit against two men.

On July 24, Geneva Mack, mother and special administrator of the estate of Charmay Burnett, filed suit in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court, naming Walter Burnett and Kenneth Burnett as defendants.

According to Mack, Walter and Kenneth Burnett allowed her daughter to borrow a 2006 Kawasaki Zx636 motorcycle shortly after 7:30 p.m. on July 26, 2007.

The suit says that as Charmay Burnett was driving the motorcycle, she suddenly lost control because of her inexperience with the bike, causing her to run into a sound barrier wall.

The suit claims that Walter and Kenneth Burnett negligently allowed Charmay Burnett to borrow the motorcycle, despite knowing she lacked the proper training. The suit claims that therefore, they are a proximate cause of her death.

The suit claims that because of the death of Charmay Burnett, her next-of-kin have lost her society and incurred medical and funeral expenses.

Mack seeks damages in excess of $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.

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