Mother suing dead son's estate

By John O'Brien | Apr 12, 2006

CHARLESTON - A woman who was a passenger in her son's fatal car accident is suing her son's estate for her injuries.

Oma Jean Jones filed the lawsuit April 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

She says she was a guest passenger in a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier as her son drove on Route 60 near Charleston. According to his obituary, Bobby Jones suffered a heart attack and crashed the car.

"The defendant's decedent did operate his automobile in a negligent manner, failed to maintain control and negligently crashed his automobile, causing permanent personal injuries and damage to the plaintiff, Oma Jean Jones," the complaint says.

Oma Jones says she has incurred medical expenses and has lost income. She also complains of pain and suffering, emotional distress, inconvenience and the loss of ability to enjoy life.

Oma Jones is represented by Michael Morrison. Judge Charlie King has been assigned the case.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 06-C-651

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