CHARLESTON -- A Ripley woman is suing the City of Charleston and an individual after she was injured in a vehicle accident.

On Oct. 6, 2008, Karen Barr was operating her 2008 Ford Escape in a parking lot in Charleston with Robert Runion, whi was operating a 2008 GMC Sierra owned by the City of Charleston, backed up improperly from a parking space and struck Barr's vehicle, according to a complaint filed April 28 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Barr claims the accident was caused by the careless and negligent conduct of Runion.

As a result of the accident, Barr suffered severe and permanent injuries and incurred medical expenses, according to the suit.

Barr is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by Brent K. Kesner, Kevin C. Harris and Eric J. Holmes.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-782

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