Three individuals sue Medford Holding for vehicle accident

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 19, 2012

CHARLESTON -- Three individuals are suing Medford Holding after they were involved in a vehicle accident with one of its employees.

CHARLESTON -- Three individuals are suing Medford Holding after they were involved in a vehicle accident with one of its employees.

The employee, Richard W. Bowe, was also named as a defendant in the suits.

On Dec. 6, 2011, Kenneth Raines was driving east on U.S. 60 and was approaching the intersection of Jonquil Drive, according to a complaint filed Feb. 21 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Raines and his passengers, Kimberly Motley and Steve Raines, claim while approaching the intersection, Bowe failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pulled into the path of the plaintiffs' vehicle.

Bowe's unlawful, wrongful and negligent acts caused Kenneth Raines' vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a parked car, which then struck a second parked car, according to the suits.

The plaintiffs claim the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department performed an investigation at the scene of the collision and interviewed the parties and Officer J.E. Mace determined that Bowe was the at fault driver.

Bowe's conduct caused physical injuries to the plaintiffs, as well as mental anguish, according to the suits.

Kenneth Raines, Motley and Steve Raines are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. They are being represented by Bernard E. Layne III.

The cases have been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom, Jennifer Bailey and Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-334, 12-C-335, 12-C-336

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