HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Papa John’s Pizza of Charleston after he claims one of its employees struck him with a vehicle while he was crossing the street on foot.

P.S. Management is doing business as Papa John’s Pizza of Charleston.

Michael Alexander Hysell, an employee of Papa John’s, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On July 4, Hysell was engaged in the business of Papa John’s Pizza when he negligently struck Robert Richard Dodd with his vehicle while Dodd was crossing Sixth Avenue in Huntington as a pedestrian, according to a complaint filed Jan. 3 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Dodd claims he was thrown over the hood of Hysell’s vehicle and struck the windshield, shattering it.

As a result of Hysell’s negligence, Dodd has suffered various physical injuries, including multiple abrasions, a fractured fibula, trauma to his back and an L2 vertebral fracture, according to the suit.

Dodd is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by James A. McKowen.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 13-C-7

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