PRINCETON — A Virginia ambulance passenger is suing an ambulance service and a driver, alleging their negligence led to a crash that injured the plaintiff.
Rufice Jewell filed a complaint May 31 in Mercer Circuit Court against Jamie Leigh Crockett and Mercy Ambulance Service Inc., alleging that MAS negligently entrusted the operation of the ambulance to a careless driver.
According to the complaint, on June 16, 2015, Jewell was a passenger in an ambulance owned by MAS and being driven by Crockett to Princeton, West Virginia. The suit says the ambulance was involved in a crash on U.S. Route 460 in Mercer County, leading Jewell to suffer injuries for which he will continue to experience physical and mental pain, medical expenses and diminished capacity to enjoy life.
The plaintiff alleges Crockett breached her duty to operate the ambulance in a safe and prudent manner by speeding and losing control of the ambulance, which turned over on its side.
Jewell seeks trial by jury, an order for the issuance of notice of claim to the defendants. He is represented by attorneys Robert D. Cline Jr. and Brian E. Bigelow of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC in Beckley.
Mercer Circuit Court case number 17-C-221