Woman says Speedway failed to maintain parking lot

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 20, 2013


HUNTINGTON - A woman is suing Speedway LLC after she claims she was injured in its parking lot.

On June 27, 2012, Betty Wolford was at Speedway in Huntington when she slipped and fell, according to a complaint filed Nov. 12 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Wolford claims she stepping up to the gas pump when her foot became lodged in a black tar-like substance, causing her to suddenly crash into the pavement.

Upon seeing Wolford's injury, a Speedway employee "exclaimed she was sorry for plaintiff's fall and that she had meant to clean the black tar-like substance up earlier," according to the suit.

Wolford claims prior to the incident, a witness overheard several Speedway employees discussing who was responsible for cleaning up the parking lot and the witness helped Wolford fill out an accident or incident report.

The defendant failed to maintain and inspect the Speedway it operated, which caused Wolford to fall and sustain multiple injuries, according to the suit.

Wolford claims as a direct and proximate result of the incident, she continues to suffer from frequent headaches, face pain and leg pain.

Wolford is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest. She is being represented by Abraham J. Saad of Saad Law Office.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David M. Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 13-C-849

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