A woman has filed a personal injury suit against the City of Huntington, West Virginia for a traffic accident involving a city police officer.
Courtney Bohnke filed suit in West Virginia’s Cabell Circuit Court on October 7, alleging that on August 1, as she was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Montana Marks, Huntington Police Officer Ronnie Lusk ran a stop sign and struck the vehicle she and Marks were riding in, causing her to suffer injuries. Bohnke’s suit claims that after the collision, Lusk exited his patrol vehicle and fled the scene.
The suit says that another police officer arrived shortly afterward to investigate the crash. The suit says that Lusk reappeared at the scene during the investigation and claimed to have been chasing a suspect, citing that as the reason for leaving the scene.
Bohnke says that she has been without the use of her vehicle since the crash and alleges that Lusk’s insurance company has failed to resolve the property damage or extended any settlement offer.
Bohnke seeks damages for past, present, and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, nuisance and inconvenience, and lost wages.