CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit seeking more than $40,000 in damages after she was hit by a car whose driver had a suspended license.

Susan E. Tinney filed a suit July 6 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Bryan M. Bragg and York International Corporation.

Tinney claims she was the passenger of a vehicle driven by Bragg on March 18, 2006. Bragg drove Tinney to her home, where Tinney exited the vehicle, and stood close to it. According to the suit, Bragg then operated the vehicle, striking Tinney and causing her to fall to the ground.

As a result, Tinney suffered serious injuries, and has pain and scarring indefinitely into the future. She claims she lost more than $41,000 in medical, hospital, incidental and lost wages.

According to the lawsuit, Bragg had a suspended license due to two DUI offenses. His license was not reinstated until six months after he allegedly hit Tinney.

Tinney claims York should have known about Bragg's suspended license, making him unfit to operate a motor vehicle. She seeks compensation for her damages.

Elizabeth G. Kavitz and Stephen P. Hoyer represent Tinney. The case has been assigned to Judge James Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 07-C-1387

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