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Suit Claims Driver Took Off Before Girl Completely Exited Vehicle


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5/8/2009
Brent Adams
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A woman has filed a personal injury suit on behalf of her minor daughter, who she claims suffered injuries when a driver pulled away before had completely exited the vehicle.

According to the suit Tracy Jenkins filed on the behalf of Megan Jenkins in Illinois’ St. Clair County Circuit Court on May 1, Megan Jenkins was a passenger in the vehicle of Nicholas R. McGraw on December 30.

The suit says that shortly before 10 p.m., McGraw was letting Megan Jenkins out of the vehicle, but began to drive off while she was still halfway in the vehicle.

The suit claims the incident caused Megan Jenkins to become sick, sore, lame, disorder, and disabled and sustain extensive leg and ankle injuries. The suit also says she incurred medical expenses and experienced disability and pain and suffering.

The suit alleges negligence on the part of McGraw for failure to warn Megan Jenkins that he was going to drive away before she fully exited the vehicle and failure to maintain a proper lookout.

Because McGraw is a minor, his mother, Mary Ann McGraw, has been listed as a defendant in the claim.

Tracy Jenkins seeks damages of more than $100,000, plus costs, from the two-count suit.



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