WINFIELD – A St. Albans man is suing a Charleston employee after he claims he is responsible for injuries he sustained in a car accident.

On April 1, 2009, George Chaber was traveling east on Washington Street while operating a 2004 Kia Spectra and was stopped at a red light when Carl Beaver struck his vehicle, according to a complaint filed March 28 in Putnam Circuit Court.

Chaber claims Beaver, who was driving a 2004 Dodge Surango SUV that was owned by the City of Charleston, failed to maintain control of his vehicle and failed to stop in a timely manner.

The defendant's negligence caused Chaber to sustain injuries to his body and mind, according to the suit.

Chaber is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Kenneth P. Hicks.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 11-C-96

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