WINFIELD – A Putnam County couple has sued a state Department of Highways worker and the DOH for injuries the woman sustained in a 2005 auto accident.

Cathy M. and Terry L. Rhodes of Hurricane filed a complaint against David Adam Williams of Sissonville and the DOH on Aug. 23 in Putnam Circuit Court.

On Sept. 25, 2005, Cathy Rhodes as driving on Sycamore Lane in Hurricane when Williams, driving a 2004 Mack dump truck while working for the DOH, hit her vehicle.

Rhodes suffered severe injuries to her body and mind, according to the suit. She also suffered past and future medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, past lost wages, lost future earning capacity, physical limitations and permanent impairment, diminished capacity to enjoy life, annoyance and inconvenience and other damages.

The Rhodes' seek compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs, expenses and other relief.

The couple is represented by attorney Drew S. Woods of the Charleston law firm of Farmer, Cline & Campbell. The case has been sent to Circuit Judge O.C. "Hobby" Spaulding.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 07-C-295

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